Originally Posted by updownrider
You do not want a horse that is a potential show horse that takes 2 months to get used to its surroundings.
This! I don't want ANY horse that requires more than a few minutes to settle and be paying attention to me - whether it's a show horse or a backyard pasture puff going to the vet's office.
Broke horses are pulled off the trailer, put into the stall long enough to pee, and then put through their paces. Green/never hauled before horses get to settle over night, then I'm doing something with them by the next morning. Even the ones who were never handled before getting herded onto a stock trailer and then delivered for training would be readied for halter breaking within 24-48 hours of arrival.