Not sure if this should go here or under horse protection, but oh well
Does anyone have experience with adopting a horse from a rescue? The rescue where I adopted my mare has adopters sign a contract saying we'll never sell or breed the horse and if we have to give the horse up, we have to give it back to the rescue.
Now...this is totally fine. I absolutely understand the premise behind. But the rescue is not well off, has many horses, but I see a lot of new arrivals there that are horses that were previously adopted but the owner lost their job, became ill, etc. and has to give the horse back.
Has anyone ever heard of a rescue that has this rule? I have seen a few, but I also see ones that only have it as a rule for a certain amount of time that you have the horse, and then you get full ownership. I've also seen the first right of refusal, and I've seen rescues that offer the option to 'buy' the horse rather than adopt. I just think this rescue could not only help more horses that need it, but also help the horses they already have more if they would let adopters have legal ownership after a certain amount of time. Maybe it's just this particular rescue that has a lot of horses returned?
What do you guys think about it?