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    01-19-2011, 07:33 PM
You know they care about their animals a lot when....

....they don't have a name.

Yes, the title is sarcastic. =P
Apparently, Sasha's ex-ex-owner sold her to her ex-owner. The bill of sale went like this apparently: "Selling Horse to xxxx for $xyz."

Well, um. You spend a lot of time around your animals. =P To be fair, she was 3 years old, bred to race, possibly had "racehorse kindergarten?," possibly sold, started undersaddle lightly, then sold to ex-owner. Hmm. She didn't have papers either, she was just....Horse. Though they called her Rosemary in person, it was Horse on paper.

So, what are your stories [barring abuse] that show just 'how much people care for their animals?"
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    01-19-2011, 07:50 PM
My friend does not "pet" name the horses that are meant to be sold.
    01-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Green Broke
Oh lord, lol. Don't get me started...

You know they care about their animals when they can watch them starve in their nice warm houses while they eat more than they should be.

When they make excuses to not see a vet and the animal suffers for it.

When they don't bother to have a horse's hooves trimmed because it's a "luxury they can't afford".

When they think they are caring but get in over their heads and end up with a bunch of half starved pregnant horses.

People can be idiots, sigh!

I've never owned an animal, not even temporarily, that didn't have a name.
    01-19-2011, 09:34 PM
I know a pony who was just a number (literatly, no name, only a number) prior to being sold :(
    01-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Why does the horse have to have a name if it's just going to be sold? Chances are the people who buy it might change the name anyway. The horse isn't going to look at the paper and say "Heeeyyy yall didn't give me a name! Not fair!" Maybe there's some reason why it's just horse. As long as they know how to feed and care for horses, I think it's fine.

Not saying I don't name my animals, though. All my animals have names.
    01-20-2011, 12:09 AM
My mare was referred to as "Dreame Khatcher's Filly" for the first 4 years of her life, and she came from (as I've found out) a pretty well known Arabian breeding and show barn in my area, and after 3 years (trainer left about a year or so before I showed up), the mare was still unnamed, but her half sister was named "Crazy Alice", and the 3 year old stud colt had a name, but she didn't. I wonder what she did to make them not name her. Did she get herself lost or something lol. It was marked on her stall and everything. Now when I bought her, the owner did write down the name that is on her registration papers I need to send in to get her registered, as she also wasn't registered, same with her half sister. I gotta love the "I love my cat, her name is (some random generic name)." 'Where is your cat?' "Oh somewhere around, haven't seen her in a few days." 'How do you know she's still around?' "I put food out at night, and every morning its gone so its gotta be her" Or more likely the nearest raccoon or possum who smelled the food and got a free meal.
    01-20-2011, 12:18 AM
My mare was known as "the blue eyed mare" and some people called her blue (despite the fact she was the reddest sorrel your ever seen) at the farm she was bred and raised on and the trainer who sold her to me. Her reg name is Playgirls Got Blues and she had blue eyes so it seemed fair. It wasn't original or good but I never changed it or added to Blue and it doesn't mean I didn't love her. The people who raise her cared a lot about her too (enough to recognize her years later when she was all grown up) but many don't like naming and becoming attached to horses they only plan to sell.
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    01-20-2011, 12:28 AM
Green Broke
My very first horse came to me with the name Duggummit! Lol
    01-20-2011, 12:56 AM
I have a cat named "mama kitty" and she's never even had kittens LOL

If an animal has a name when I buy them I usually keep it. I hate naming.
    01-20-2011, 01:02 AM
Green Broke
Naming is my favorite part!

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