I have friends that are heavy into horses, but when they refer to them, they use words like: Assets where I use words like: Baby To some people horses are just that, assets, or livestock and actually worth...less, potential health issues? Sell now. Save money, get rid of them... Me, I've put thousands into saving some... my 3 year old fractured his pelvis as a yearling, they said, get rid of him now, he could have issues... I thought, what is it costing me? A little feed, I'll ride it out and see if he heals... He healed, he could still have issues down the road, but.. He has a home with me...
My brother has spent 6K on a dog, a RESCUE. He replaced both the dogs knees and has him on special feed because he has tons of allergies. Other people would have let the dog go. I think it depends on the person and the finances. I could never belittle someone or think less of someone for getting rid of an animal that they can not afford to provide proper care for. I would definitely not want someone to stress their ability to pay bills and survive over an animal. There are too many people out their willing to care for them.
I think all animals are worth love.
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"