[quote="KANSAS_TWISTER"]right!! right on...breeders will sell just for profit.......i will not sell a horse to any one who doesn't know a thing about them, /quote]
O.K. That IMO is the problem. Now, I don't mean to put you down Kansas, because I know a LOT of people feel that way, but what if, instead of Trashing newbies we took them under our wings?
I LOVE newbies!!!
I love to teach them whatever they need to know about horses. We have been known to find trainers, and/or help them train (ground) their horse/foal. We have taught new owners about nutrition, worming, shots hoof care, etc. Any of our buyers/new friends can call us anytime
with questions about their babies! If we can't answer their questions, we can point them in the direction they need to go. (as in, call a vet, or whatever)
I am a small time breeder and I do NOT just sell for profit. I am responsible for every life I create, and am very picky as to who my babies go to. (they are all babies, no matter what their age) We have kept in contact with aprox 95% of the people who have bought horses from us. Whether they have been rescued and then rehabbed horses or horses that have been bred on our ranch.
Most everyone is/has been a newbie at one time. (Unless you were born into it.) and everyone makes mistakes. You will get farther with people if you take them under your wing than if you just trash them for doing something wrong. That only puts them on the defensive and makes them less likely to listen to reason.