Originally Posted by Rebel
No he is actually a gelding...
And I think the owner would let him go for 500 euros, but then again he paid a lot for that horse, and knowing him he might try to con some poor person. I can pay up to 2500 euros for him, but I am not sure if I can take responsibility for his actions.
Honestly, he would be a HUGE liability. A horse that attacks people and has a track record of killing other horses is not to be taken lightly.
To be honest, and in my own humble honest opinion, putting him down might not be such a bad idea (alright, I'm bracing for all the "but you can work through it! Don't listen to JDI! comments, and let 'em rip, but hear me out) because:
- what if the horse ends up in the wrong hands? Who is going to get hurt? If the owner might pawn him off on some innocent person, I would rather see the horse dead than the person and/or more horses. (*waits for kick-back of comment*)
- It will take a LOT to get him to be a "safe" horse. Even then you won't ever be able to completely trust him
- A horse that goes crazy and attacks a leaf? Something's not right in his head, and may never be
Personally, I wouldn't want the liability. What if he gets out of a pen someday and goes nuts? Sure you can work him, but in the end, if there's something mentally wrong with this horse, training will NOT change it. Drugs might, but it will always be in the back of your mind that he is capable of terrible things. It's not in a horse's nature to just kill unprovoked - which brings me to my next question: how did he kill the mare and gelding? What provoked the attacks?
As said above, if he's put to sleep, you won't ever have to worry about him getting in the wrong hands and doing more damage. YOU know his history, YOU can handle him, but sooner or later, someone else will have to handle him for one reason or another - can you take that chance with a clear conscience?