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        08-04-2010, 12:45 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Equus_girl    
    I know! I could maybe see if she were some crazy horse that charged people, kicked, bit, struck and reared all the time. That would classify as dangerous. However, I have worked with horses that were not good with their feet and there are many ways of training them out of it. And ways that are pretty safe for the handler too. By no means did I think any of them were a right off and should go for slaughter.

    But I do see the others view point in that she might have other issues we don't know of. Maybe they aren't telling everything.
    Agreed!
         
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        08-04-2010, 03:02 PM
      #12
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    So ignoring the problem and having the feet grow is finding common ground?

    I guess it is a good thing that this particular horse you are discussing seems to not need its hinds trimmed.

    What would happen if there was a medical issue that required the hinds to be handled and lifted daily?

    Ignoring an issue like picking up feet is never a good idea.
    Sometimes that is the only option and yes, he is one of the fortunate few horses who keeps his feet worn down on his own. I suppose if something happened and they had to be handled every day, tranqs would likely be the best solution. Not my horse so it isn't my choice what training he gets. I was simply making the statement that a horse can still be used and live a full and productive life with some behavioral problems. IMHO, something like that should not be grounds for the killer truck.
         
        08-04-2010, 03:37 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    ^^^ I agree. The ad drove me crazy with all the typos. And the horse is standing tied. The ad even talks about his 12 yr old saddling her... so she can't be to crazy. The person states the ONLY reason she's goin for meat is because of her back feet. So I don't see why she couldnt make someone a good horse with time and knowledge.
         
        08-04-2010, 04:29 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cowgirl140ty    
    The ad even talks about his 12 yr old saddling her... so she can't be to crazy.
    Sunny's ad said that she could be handled by her 11-year-old daughter with no problems. When I got her, she had almost no ground manners and she still bolts when being led. So I doubt that her daughter handled her. ;) Don't always believe what ads say.
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        08-04-2010, 04:31 PM
      #15
    Banned
    So true Sunny! So true!


    The long and short of it is that they own this horse and they can do what they want with it. If you do not want it to go to slaughter (though I doubt it is really going there) then go buy it.

    It doesn't do anyone any good to simply carry on about how horrible the people are.
         
        08-04-2010, 05:52 PM
      #16
    Foal
    If picking up her back legs is her ONLY problem, than I agree, it's stupid and in my oppinion, cruel to take her to slaughter.

    If she has other problems, and is "crazy"? Then I don't think it's a bad decision, but judging by their post, I'm going to go with the first; she has one problem, and they don't want to deal with it.

    This stuff happens a lot. Tad, the morgan colt I bought a while back, ended up in the kill pen because his owners were going through a divorce, and he was the wife's "baby", and the husband wanted to get back at her. My friend's colt, Eli, went to the kill pen because a kid was bad, and that was their punishment, their 4-H horse getting killed.

    If it weren't for the same kill buyer who bought them both, but hates seeing a good horse go to waste, they'd be dead.
         
        08-04-2010, 06:01 PM
      #17
    Showing
    A lot of kill buyers are horse traders and will always try to sell the horse for more than they'd get for meat prices.

    Nothing wrong with it and everybody wins, including the horse.
         
        08-04-2010, 07:29 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Actually, in both cases, the guy lost money on them. Some people do do things just to be nice, you know. Not a lot, though.
         
        08-09-2010, 10:06 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sunny    
    Sunny's ad said that she could be handled by her 11-year-old daughter with no problems. When I got her, she had almost no ground manners and she still bolts when being led. So I doubt that her daughter handled her. ;) Don't always believe what ads say.
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    Im not saying the ad is true at all. A lot of people will say what they need to, to get the horse sold. Im just saying that if the horses ONLY problem is the back feet... then that's a waste of what could be a good horse.
         

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