Originally Posted by DSJ46
This is a sad video. But how many horses are sold down the road (and many meet bad ends) because a kid or dressage performer "outgrew" them or the horse could no longer perform because of injury? That is about ribbons and trophies too, and not about the horse. I feel sad for these perpetual transients as well.
We can't all keep every horse/pony we've ever owned though. (believe me if I would if I could). Over here it is generally
about the horse, not saying always, but generally. Many people who don't even compete at all over here sell on horses because they physically outgrew them... eg would you really like to see my sister who is 7 at the moment, still riding the same 38" miniature horse by the time she is 20? I think that's cruel to the horse.
And just for example...What are you supposed to do if your a showjumper, who has a pony that loves being out and about, but once you turn 17 the pony has to be converted into a pasture puff at home all the time? I think I would rather sell said pony to another family who would keep doing what the pony loves to do... Just my opinion, not trying to bash or anything (: