Seeing Allie have this conflict about selling Denny to get her dream horse has really brought up a lot of questions about horse ownership.
I do not want to offend anyone, I just want to know how someone can do it.
When I got my horses, I got them because I liked them and they have then become a part of my family, and I could never give them up (even though I did have my mare up for sale, I never did sell her. I feel that when I handed over the money to the owner for my horse (or dog or whatever animal) I made a commitment to them. I chose to them to be their forever owner.
How do those of you that, for you job, buy, train and then resell horses? Don't you get attached? Or do you get attached but you do your best to keep it strictly business? Do you have to be a certain type of person to either view your horse as part of the family as opposed to a business deal?
Like I said, I do not want to offend anyone and I don't want it come across that if you are a business man/woman you do not view your horses as part of the family, but I just needed something to distinguish the two.