I am all for rescue horses but I find that adopting one is more like "renting". Like there are so many specifics (atleast with the one around here). Like for some you can't breed (not a problem here but if I were to adopt a mare I would like the potential to be there for a possible breeding), can't show at certain shows, they must know ALL vet and farrier visits as well as places you take them, alot of adoption places make you take them to certain vets and farriers. Also they come in and check from time to time which is fine but not my cup of tea.
Im not sure what its like anywhere else but around here, its the basic reason I havent adopted one. I like to be able to make the choices I want with my horse along with having the farrier and vet I want. Im sure not all are like this though lol.
A Dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal