Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
For those of you who got underfed, neglected horses, did you PAY for them? If so, they weren't rescues.
Oh, you can call them that if you want to, but they're not. All you did was pay someone so you could upgrade the horse and make sure it was fed and cared for properly.
Buying a horse at auction out of the kill pen also isn't 'rescuing'. Any time you lay down money for a horse, it's a purchase. You know what you did, by paying a KB his asking price? Gave him enough money to pick up 2 or 3 more horses, plus have a nice steak dinner at your expense. So believing that you're some kind of glorious rescuer looks silly, especially when your money just went to send several more to slaughter.
If BUYING a horse out of the kill pen makes you feel better about yourself, have at it. Just remember that there are plenty of us who will snort and roll our eyes when you tell us how you 'rescued' the animal.
You know what a rescue is? An abandoned, starved, neglected horse who is at death's door, and you spend a boatload of money and time just trying to get it back from the brink of death. Sometimes the horse recovers, sometimes it doesn't. That's a rescue, not the skinny horse in no danger of dying anytime soon that you BOUGHT from someone.
I've never rescued a horse in my life. I've upgraded a few but have no delusions of grandeur about myself, unlike so many people who like to pat themselves on the back for being so kind, caring, and wonderful.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 03-16-2010 at 09:32 AM.