Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Staffordshire, UK
• Horses: 0
Rescuing vs Buying?
So I likely won't be getting a horse for a long, long, long time but I visited a World Horse Welfare Charity yard with college the other day for my behaviour and welfare lesson (Penny Farm in Blackpool if anyones interested) anyway, after seeing first hand abused and abandoned horses and seeing and hearing about success stories but failures too, it got me thinking. Whats better rescuing or buying?
Like I said I won't be getting a horse anytime in the near future, but i'd just like to hear other peoples opinions and stories about rescuing vs buying?
After visiting the yard, it made me think that one day I might like to rescue a horse, it was so heartwarming to see these horses being rehabilitated and getting another chance of life. Some of the stories we're really heartbreaking, but with rescuing you can encounter a lot of problems, both mentally and physically and I think a lot of the horses could only go to a owner of a certain level of experience.
Anyway, what are your opinions, would you rather rescue or buy? Have you ever rescued?...