I didn't read where ANYONE said it was right, moral or ethical.....they just said it is reality. Y'know, the REAL WORLD....
My story is quite exceptional it seems.
We bought our OTTB, a fine gray whose grandsire was Danzig, from a used horse dealer.
We went to see our boy once at the used horse dealer's farm, spent some time getting to know him. We told him we were considering buying him... a few weeks later he brings our boy and some other horses to a local farm in our area as he had a group of buyers considering purchasing some of the other horses....we rode the OTTB and came to a decision, yes, we wanted him. But we wouldn't have the money for another two weeks. WELL....the local farm's BO decided SHE wanted him. And she had the money on the spot. She tried to talk the used horse dealer into selling him to her ..... minutes after he had promised to wait two weeks for the money, and said he would sell him to us.
GUESS WHAT HAPPENED? He told the Bo no. He said he had promised the OTTB to us and he doesn't do business like that, else he would HAVE no business. Meaning, people in your local horse world often know each other....and word of dirty dealings spread....then no one will want to do business with you. Well, the BO flipped out....cursed at him and us and went crazy. Guess she was drinking or something cause she was way out of line.... using the most foul language.
Anyhow, she continued to stalk our boy for a year after we bought him....showed up at the barn he was at and told the BO she was told by us that she could come see him....a lie, since we never spoke to her after she went crazy that day....and didn't want her anywhere near us or our horse.
Well, we've moved now and she doesn't know where he is at....so, hopefully she'll forget about him.