05-04-2010, 11:47 PM
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Rescue horses, although cheap buys, are not cheap to keep. Think of it this way:
-A skinny horse will need more food,additional supplements, etc than a fit one....more $$.
-A skinny horse will also more than likely need additional vet care....more $$.
-An abused horse will most likely need intense training before you could think of riding it on your own, and even then I would say still in the presence of a trainer...LOTS of $$
-Rescue horses in general often have issues with trust, food aggression, stall aggression and aggression towards other horses that take time to work through, and may never disappear.
-Rescue horses often come with contracts that need to be signed stating that for any reason, if your standard of care is not up to THEIR standard of care for the horse, they can repossess it. Period.