Not all rescues are bad. But there are a lot of them that are actually just horse traders posing as rescues, and essentially running a scam. They send out a rescue horse for someone else to fatten and vet them up, and then reclaim them, finding some reason or another, turn around and sell the horses for profit. It's horrible and it happens all the time. Just make sure you get EVERYTHING in writing. If your road is to stick with Hope, get the vet to write down everything he said, signed and notarized. Make sure the contract with the rescue agent is concise and clear as to what constitutes a violation worthy of them reclaiming the horse - again in writing. Make sure there are NO generalities - so they can't come through your barn, say, hey, you haven't hosed off your manure fork yet today, I'm reclaiming the horse.