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    07-21-2012, 04:58 PM
  #11
Foal
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
Yeah, I'm not sure I have ever understood the reasoning behind that policy. The whole purpose of "rescuing" is to ultimately place the animal in a better situation...that is exactly what happens when someone picks up a horse in a bad situation, gives it some groceries, TLC, and training, and sells it to a good home where it can be useful. If one is returned to the rescue, then it is back to where it started from. I'm sure there is some logic there somewhere, but I fail to see it...

I would assume that the logic would be that they would no longer be able to check up on the horse to make sure that the horse is in a good home.
     
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    07-21-2012, 05:04 PM
  #12
Foal
I have a rescue horse his my heart horse or I wouldnt put up with the nagging.But he is worth it, anyway if you are in texas ihave an excellent project horse for you for real!!! I am studying for my race horse trainers exam and I really do not have one more minute for another project and it is not fair to her she needs a job!!!!! She is a qh and smart smart smart , she is cow bred and already if the neighbors cows get into the pasture she will box them and hold them and she has never been taught how! Contact me and we can talk if you want. I should sell her, but I am afraid of what might happen to her if I do, I love her she is soooo smart and cool, oh one reason I have taken my time is I am 6 ft tall and she is like 13 I was waiting for one more grownth spurt, that never happend. She pedigree is perfection for working cow horse, cutting, team penning, I wanted to do versatility ranch horse, she could do it!
     
    07-21-2012, 05:10 PM
  #13
Showing
My problem with rescues that don't allow resell is that they aren't willing to pay the vet and farrier bills either. In other words the horse is on loan and you get the privelege of investing time and money.
     
    07-21-2012, 05:18 PM
  #14
Banned
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
Yeah, I'm not sure I have ever understood the reasoning behind that policy. The whole purpose of "rescuing" is to ultimately place the animal in a better situation...that is exactly what happens when someone picks up a horse in a bad situation, gives it some groceries, TLC, and training, and sells it to a good home where it can be useful. If one is returned to the rescue, then it is back to where it started from. I'm sure there is some logic there somewhere, but I fail to see it...
I believe it is because they feel they are the only people able to find good homes. They mainly just want control so the horse doesn't end up in a bad spot later down the line.

Most dog and cat rescues are the same way, but a lot more dog rescuers keep them for life.
     
    07-21-2012, 07:12 PM
  #15
Started
I think most rescues want to make sure the horses they have rescued end up at slaughter or bound for slaughter. The more hands the horse passes through the more likely it is to end up slaughter bound. Its more like a free lease then anything else.

I understand the desire to rescue a horse and then sell it for college money. However, realistically how much do you expect to sell this horse for? 30,000 would be the top and would only pay for 1 year of college tuition (assuming you got a state school). What would happen if you can't sell the horse? Also, you are probably going to spend more money in training, tack, board and vet bills then you are going to be able to sell the horse for. I would do it because it would be a fun experience but I would not expect to sell horses to pay for college.

I hope you find a likely prospect and I wish you good luck on this adventure.
     
    07-21-2012, 07:33 PM
  #16
Started
If you are rescuing a horse from an actually rescue place, you are not buying it you are ADOPTING it. Which means you can't resell it, can't race it, I don't think you can ever breed either (it being a mare). You sign contracts stating all that stuff. Maybe if you are looking for a rescue horse go to an auction. That way you wont hardly have to pay anything and have an option of selling it in the future if need be.

To be completly honest unless you want to buy a registered horse with bloodlines, think of this, the feed you are going to put in to the horse, the time, and the training, shots, and possibly having an accident and need a vet. You are not going to make much off of it. I guess unless your looking for the experience. I hate to be the downer but if money is the sole reason for this im not sure its worth it
     
    07-22-2012, 08:22 PM
  #17
Weanling
If I can't resell, definitely a deal breaker... Me going to college in a few years, that's not happening.
I just don't like auctions because you're never sure of what you're getting. I've seen my share of drugged 'geldings' that end up being untouched stallions once they get them home.. And I'm not a good conformation or bloodline person, and these days it seems like bloodlines are really important to people .
Although it would be taking a horse out of a bad situation. Maybe a sale/auction is the place for me...
Hmm...
     
    07-22-2012, 09:29 PM
  #18
Weanling
Resale/rehoming is the main reason why I won't touch a horse from a rescue. And I've seen a few nice horses as rescues too. If you want to go through the process of "raising" a rescue yourself, auctions are a good place to look. Craigslist too. I'm astounded by how many emaciated horses I have seen on Craigslist. I really really should not be able to see RIBS on bad camera phone pictures on some "for sale" horses ad. :\
     

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