Originally Posted by NBEventer
The BO doesn't want to rehome him because she doesn't want to be responsible for someone getting hurt. She knows the horse rears and it has gone over. Imagine the guilt of handing that horse off to someone else, knowing it's history, and the horse rears over and kills the new rider. Even passing him off as a pasture companion. Someone is going to go "oh look he's nice and quiet on the ground and he is sound. I want to try and ride him!" then the person gets on, horse goes over backwards and kills the rider. It is just to dangerous. While he may be a nice and sweet horse, he could likely kill someone some day.
So he deserves to die? She doesnt have to, or need to, sell the horse. And if she does, as long as she is honest about the horse's past, then there should be no reason for her to feel guilty. There is no reason this horse cannot be properly trained and ridden by an experienced rider. If she feels too nervous about selling the horse, then she can keep it. Putting down a perfectly healthy horse just because she isn't qualified to ride it is completely irresposible. She should not have bought the horse without properly vetting it's background and training first. This was her mistake, and she needs to live with it.
I don't know how someone could claim to love horses, and yet so easily murder one just because it may not suit his/her needs. All horses are dangerous. They are 1,000 pound animals with a mind of their own. All horses rear, whether it be under saddle or not. People simply need to learn how to properly deal with the situation.