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        10-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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    No, I understand where you are coming from. I just have a friend who adopted a horse out. The horse moved states and she was like that's fine. Well she ended up in the area for a show and was told about this starving horse. Starving horse lo and behold was the one she adopted out. She had a contract and did manage to get the horse back. I think unannounced visits are very close to trespassing. Than again, I have heard about folks who adopt out horses and end up being told the other owner sent the horse to slaughter. Most of them have a contract because they feel it is necessary.

    You may not like their contract, which is fine and sometimes I think they go overboard. At the end of the day, they are putting it all on the line. You know going in what brand of crazy you are dealing with and you have the ability to say you don't agree with it.
         
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        10-18-2013, 04:03 PM
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    I can understand precautions for the 1 out of a 100 who may adopt the Horse for bad reasons or neglect the Horse.

    But to make some of those rules also can make it so those other 99 people may not want to adopt from them and find another source.

    Sorry, get their permission 5 years down the road becasue I move or cannot afford to keep the Horse due to an emergency loss of income and want to sell it? No way.

    Visit anytime they want to?, again no way... A scheduled appointment, maybe during the 1st year, but forever?.... no.

    They can take back the Horse at anytime? They better have a Super Good reason, like someone is neglecting the Horse and Animal Control has been called.

    My Sister adopted an 18 month old child, even the adoption agencies rules were not as strict as this Horse Place......

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        10-18-2013, 04:17 PM
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    There are no local auctions to here and I don't want to risk getting a horse I can't ride.
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    Then buy an already trained animal.

    You're setting yourself up for failure with that joke of an 'adoption contract'. If you go through with it you'll only have yourself to blame when they decide the want the horse back after you've spent time, money, and sweat equity into getting and keeping it healthy.

    I say if someone wants to keep tabs on an animal forever, then they need to keep it themselves. Otherwise, have a contract that covers the first year only, and after that either take the horse back or sign it over and relinquish all claims.
         
        10-18-2013, 04:25 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
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    I can understand precautions for the 1 out of a 100 who may adopt the Horse for bad reasons or neglect the Horse.

    But to make some of those rules also can make it so those other 99 people may not want to adopt from them and find another source.

    Sorry, get their permission 5 years down the road becasue I move or cannot afford to keep the Horse due to an emergency loss of income and want to sell it? No way.

    Visit anytime they want to?, again no way... A scheduled appointment, maybe during the 1st year, but forever?.... no.

    They can take back the Horse at anytime? They better have a Super Good reason, like someone is neglecting the Horse and Animal Control has been called.

    My Sister adopted an 18 month old child, even the adoption agencies rules were not as strict as this Horse Place......

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    Thats what im saying!
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        10-18-2013, 04:28 PM
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    Our county animal shelter is like that for cats/dogs/etc and they make you take a pet care orientation (even if you have adopted before) and if they don't like the collar you bring, they make you buy one from them (collar required to take pet home). We stopped adopting from them and go to the next county.
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        10-18-2013, 04:36 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I have a friend who just adopted from Vocations. Well, about 4-5 months ago. They have pretty good adoption rules.

    1. Fill out the application.
    2. Supply the name of your vet and farrier.
    3. Visit of the property (which was actually just sending in some pics, and asking the vet about the place/family/other horses/upkeep).
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    5. After adoption, 3 month check-ups (sending in current pictures, as well as any vet documents that may have incurred).
    6. They can reclaim the horse within the first year if they think it is being mistreated.
    7. After a year, the horse's papers are handed over, and you are free to do as you wish.

    She adopted the horse from Ohio, and had it shipped to Arkansas, unseen. Very risky, but worked out well in the end. They really do want the best for their horses, but then again, they can only afford to turn down so many people who are willing to pay and care for animals that are running them out of money...

    When I considered adoption, I was looking at OTRP in Oklahoma, and decided against it based off their crazy rules.

    I would look into Vocations if wanting to adopt an OTTB or Standardbred. They are vary reasonable, and it only took about a month for the whole process, mostly because of the shipping issue.
         
        10-18-2013, 04:39 PM
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    Foal
    Im looking for part drafts, I like riding the big guys. Or like the larger Hanoverians. The one im leasing now is 17.3!!!!
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