Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I'm with smrobs. Something well-started green broke. Or broke horse left in pasture for number of years (bringing it back). I think OTTB re-training is not for everyone (definitely not my cup of tea), although some people do it and love it. Rescues sometime can come with mental issues, which will never be fixed.
Yes, sometimes rescue horses come with "baggage", but so do OTTB. Or any horse for that matter. Rescue is nice because if the horse doesn't work out for you the rescue (in most cases) take the horse back. As a matter of fact, it's usually in the contract that if can no longer keep the horse to return it to the rescue.
And OP a lot of rescue have transportation so if you find a horse you love at a rescue that's not near you the rescue usually has volunteers who transport horses to their new homes. :)