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post #121 of 125 Old 12-26-2012, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MissColors View Post
SOOO!!!! Optimistic news the rescue that has a horse that I actually like has another horse that i like so if i dont get my first choice. Also i talked to the director and she said she doesnt favor high tinsel but she'd probably make an exception for only a horse no foal. Which I'm completely fine with! Do you think I'd be too tall for a 14.3 mare? I'm 5ft9in. I've never ridden anything under 15.1.
It matters your weight and the horses build. I have a narrow 14.3 appy I wont put over 150 on but I have a stocky 14.2 Gypsy cross that my bf friends who are a little over 200 ride..
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post #122 of 125 Old 12-27-2012, 12:29 AM
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I take in horses and find them homes after training ect. I dont take very many in due to lack of space and funds but a few a year. I tell people the truth pretty or not. I state the PA law on owning a horse and thats all i want to make sure you can obtain. I do like to check out the place seeing as Ive seen some horrific places and taken horses away from them. I have first right back to the horse and if they are seriously injured I do want to know if they need to be put down.(I'd like to say good bye to all animals I love) I would like to be contacted and I do check up at times.(email ect.) Its pretty basic. I personally don't advise any of the horses be breed, I dont find them worth breeding and if I did I would label them as so. I dont think its asking much you own the horse I just like to make sure it will never go back to a bad place.
Over all you know when its a responsible owner who knows what they are talking about. (seems like OP is a very good horse owner and the rescue is willing to work with you)

We have a pony looking for a new home he is small 13.1 hands. Not the stockyist guy but wouldn't be bad for a med rider. He has a lot of energy and needs an intermediate to advanced rider. I get tons of emails and calls of parents who want him for their children first horse. He is not a first horse type and people get offend when I say it wont be a good fit for your child or him. I even try to explain what a good fit would be but many don't want to hear it. He is now being trained for mounted gaming where I hope to compete him and find him a home doing that since its what he is best at.

Im not saying all rescues are wonderful but you need to look at all they have to deal with not everyone is a responsible horse owner or we wouldn't need horse rescues.

To me the end line is if you dont like them then go get an auction horse ect. and save one yourself but don't cut them up. Being negative and hateful will never get you any where.

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post #123 of 125 Old 12-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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I think anyone rescuing or trying to rescue an animal has their heart in the right spot and only wants to improve the animals life. I truely admire the dedication and work that goes into running a rescue, and to the people that give their time and love caring for the animals that come to them. I am an animal lover and have had animals for close to 50 years. Every time I have the space for another pet I think of shelters and rescues but I have never gotten an animal from them. I always ended up just buying the animal somewhere else because of the restrictions such places have. I live out in the country on 100 acres, far from busy roads and traffic. I once applied to a boxer rescue when my boxer passed away from old age and I was denied because I didnt have a fenced in yard. I have 100 acres of fields and bush for the dog to play in but I was denied because I didn't have a fenced in yard. Several years later I was able to provide a home for another dog and this time a small dog at a local rescue caught my eye.The dog was older and was not very adoptable because she didnt like children at all and was quite aggressive when it came to her feed dish. This time I was denied because my deck was too high off the ground and a small dog could possibly squeeze between the railing on the deck and jump or fall off and injure herself. Last summer I was looking for another horse.(Still am) I wanted an appaloosa and I found what seemed like the exact type of horse I was looking for on an "equine now" ad. Turns out that horse was from a rescue and I was not physically close enough to them to be considered. They wouldn't even return my calls or emails for several days, finally after sending them several emails a day for almost 2 weeks they sent me an email with the part of their regulations highlighted that said I have to live in the same state. (I must admit I didn't read the application fine print so I didnt see this or I wouldn't have tried to contact them in the first place). I am not a wealthy person and I am sure I don't have the best credit rating but my pets always come first,and they are well cared for. I could have provided a good and forever home for a few animals in need over the years but I never met all the requirments that the rescues demanded, so when I was able to open my home to another pet I bought them from a classified ad or a sale barn. Would I prefer getting a pet from a shelter or a rescue? yes I would but there are just too many rules and regulations. I realize that not all rescues and shelters are the same but these are the experiences I have had over the years with the few that I have contacted. I think more reasonable adoption guidelines are in order and I believe letters of recommendation from your vet, boarding stable, and community should be enough. JMHO
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post #124 of 125 Old 12-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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Narrow perspective

Originally Posted by BBBCrone View Post
There's a lot of that kind of thing out there with regard to rescues. There is certainly much worse things for fencing than high tensile that's for sure. IMO of course *shrugs* There's even a rescue fairly close to me that won't let you adopt if you aren't a Parelli follower and know "the games" and stuff.
Interesting the narrow criteria imposed that certainly will slow down the entire process. Barbwire and horses have been in harmony for decades longer than most horse experts that decry such things. It appears folks have lost sight of what is the central and important issue, the horse. Not the small organization that sees itself as the white-night hero. Keep life simple.
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post #125 of 125 Old 12-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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Horse breeders, idividuals or traders

I have read some, not all of these posts on this thread. I did not find any experiences with horse breeders, individuals or traders as a buying source assessment. A different breed of horse person altogether exists within each category beyond that of adoption folks. It does not appear that in this discussion of adoption or buy there is consideration of buying from an individual, a breeder or a horse trader as one being better than the other.

I also object to the phrase "forever home". It seems to have become a sales pitch than honest intent.

The overall thrust of these comments is the lack of uniformity and quality control existent in other livestock does not surface with horses. There is much to say when it comes to horses it is far more buyer beware than anything else.
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