Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I don't have a negative attitude, Saratoga. What I posted is the absolute truth.
Many people don't like cribbers. They destroy stalls, barns and fences, plus they can have health problems related to the cribbing. Those are well known facts.
It's also winter. People are usually unwilling to buy an animal that they can do little with for 3 to 4 months. The winter months are also when hay and feed prices are at their highest. There's no reason to put another mouth on your feed bill until the weather and prices are better. That's just plain old common sense.
TBs are a dime a dozen. They're overbred because of the racing industry. There are plenty of horses who have shown no talent at the track who are given away. No purchase price required.
TBs also constitute a large majority of the horses going to slaughter, because if they don't cut it as racing animals, they're worthless to the industry.
Not all horses find a loving, forever home, and you're naive if you think they do, or that a horse who is exactly like hundreds of others is somehow worth more than one given away.
You may find all those facts to be 'negative', but they're the truth.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 12-10-2010 at 01:15 PM.