I read so many threads here and there about buying a horse to "rescue" them. I am all for rescue and am one of the original co founders of Chances Mini Horse Rescue.
But when you BUY a horse from a bad breeder you are encouraging them to breed more. Its a viscous circle that never ends. The only way to stop these "breeders" is to stop buying from them. The only thing they understand is money. So if they can't sell foals and have to give them away they will stop breeding.
Its so discouraging for breeders like myself that de worm, feed the best feed and hay, trim hooves and actually vet our horses to see people buy from these dis reputable breeders instead of buying from us.
I cannot tell you how many people have come here and exclaimed how well taken care of the horses are and how they are handled and friendly and trained etc. But then they will go to another farm and buy one for 150.00 because it "needed them" Then they call me in a panic because the horse is sick etc. Or it ends up they can't get the papers they were promised and on and on the list goes.
I am always happy to help anyone and any horse. But it gets really frustrating when I see these bad farms still breeding because someone will always come along and pay money for the horse and on the cycle goes.
I cannot sell horses for $200.00 because I actually take care of mine. So many times that 200.00 horse turns into a 1000.00 horse overnight in vet bills.
Sorry just had to get that off my chest :)