It seems like almost every little girl I come in contact with lately thinks or at least says that their horse was rescued. Like every horse comes from such a terrible place.
I personally think it is their way of saying that they do not agree with how the horse was treated before and that the horse is much hapier with them trotting through the daisies or just them trying to make themselves seem awesome or cool or something. Or they say that the horse was untrained or poorly trained or abused before they got and now it is all better and perfect all because of them.
So what is up with the new "rescue" fad?
Is it really that cool to say that you "rescued" your horse?
What do you consider actually "rescuing" a horse ?
Why is it so popular to believe that your horse was abused by its previous owner just because it is head shy or tosses its head or is jerky and does not trust people or just plain has behavioral issues?
I had a horse I considered an actual "rescue", it was my first horse and she was owned my a livestock broker who kept her in a shed in his back yard. She had a BS of 2 and was anemic and I actually witnessed him abusing her by bashing her in the head with a chink of 2x4 when she bit him while he cornered her in the shed, then running her around the barbed wire pasture until she slipped and flipped and refused to move any more all so he could halter her... So I bought her at rock bottom price that day and loaded her up and brought her home and then had to go through the stress and costs of vet bills and evident emotional trauma.
BUT I have bought a few horses from the auction and they were in horrendous shape, but they were not "rescued" they were not in any immedate danger even if kept in bad conditions and run through the auction a few times, they were just bought....