The idea:"rescuing" a few weanlings from the horse auction (in other words,outbidding the kill buyer);bring them home and hang on to them for the winter,get them in good shape and health,get them used to being handled and teaching them some ground manners,then rehoming them to good homes in the spring or summer.
I would only get fillies and registered, and make sure to the best of my ability that they had no serious conformation issues and come from good bloodlines;I would have buddies then for my weanling filly,and with being papered and well built,it should be easier to rehome them when the time comes.
Working with the youngsters is my passion;I love it and I have experience with it. Hence why my heart is really liking this idea,lol.I have the feed and the facilities,since I am already set up for my own weanling. I will have the time over winter to work with them.
I guess my biggest concern would be the rehoming part,since I don't know what the horse industry will be like here in Alberta a half year or year from now.And the trusting myself to know which ones to bring home;apparently at the last auction there was over 100 weanlings that sold anywhere from $50- $500,with the KBs getting about 60% of them. :(
So,what do you all think? Worth pursuing,or just asking for trouble?