Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Adoption or Rescue? Opinions!
Hello everyone, I'm thinking about adopting a horse. I've had some family issues and my mom is claiming that Pyro(some of you may remember him) is her horse. I've paid half of the board on him for the last 7 months and my dad paid $350(out of $700) to buy him. I've worked and trained him since January and he's almost at beginer novice in eventing, but I don't want to train a horse that isn't mine. I love him like a son, but I just don't want to up his selling value if I'm not going to have a say in anything. Sorry for the rant ;)
Anyways, I was looking at a few adoption sites for OTTB's and the adoption fee's are fairly resonably(I think the most I saw was only $800) But I also live in Oklahoma, so those places are out of state and the trailering fee would cost more than the horse. Should I consider adopting or going to the auction and get an OTTB there(we live near Remmington Park so there are a lot at the auctions here)? I know that it's an unpredictable buy, but you can always just take them back, right? I need some opinions! We don't have a ton of money to be buying a nice show horse, so a project horse is all I need.
Thanks in advance!