Hi everyone. I wanted to know your views on horse auctions and rescuing horses so they have no chance of going to slaughter.
When we find some land, I don't want to offer boarding because it would be a family based farm and having outsiders is just out of our handle range.. Instead, I would like to have a small barn and a few paddocks, always having some horses to work with. On top of a show horse (jumper) and a project, my goal would be to have a couple horses from auctions like New holland, Unadilla, and Camelot. Initially, I would like to save some of the horses and rehab them, and when ready, train them in appropriate disciplines and eventually find them new homes! Do you think this would be cruel, just retraining and selling to new homes? My goal isnt to make money off of them, but really just find great homes.
Also - would you ever do anything like that? Or would you keep your rescue? (I might keep one or two if they were what I was looking for) What OTHER views do you have on auctions?