Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
i've been doing this for a long time, but i'm not a horse trader. I typically take in rescues, buy from the meat pen, ones with behavioral issues or neglect, or off the track. Then I spend as long as it takes to get them going good, then sell them, with the goal of finding them good homes.
I don't need to keep track of my horses, but there is the odd one I'm really attached too and I would like to know if they ever need to sell, so I have the opption of buy back. Its not a nessesity, but great if the buyer doesnt mind.
As far as selling to some one who is going to train and resell, it depends. If its a kid who wants something he can ride the snot out of and re sell at the end of the season, probably not. If someone wants to take one of my green prospects, put miles and shows on it then resell, sure. For me its all about the future for the horse, will it be used and thrown away, or gain experiences that make it more valuable?