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post #1 of 23 Old 08-16-2009, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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This ****es me off!!!

Okay this makes me SOOO (*&^% MAD. All these horses need homes by September or they're sent to auction. They have no intentions of feeding ANY of these horses through the winter!
Have they taken a look at the prices on these horses? Almost all of them can't be haltered and have never been handled.

They have horses going from $1500- over $2k!!!!!
Even the foals are priced at over $1000!
And they can't be haltered!! How is anyone supposed to actually afford that! They wont get anywhere near that price at an auction. That's ridiculous and it makes me so mad! Are they trying to find them a home or make a buck?

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-16-2009, 11:40 PM
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It doesnt make me mad. These horses need homes. The people rescue them from the PMU center which they have to buy them, so of course they have to have them a little pricey. But i think your being very rude about this...poor horses. My friend has one and they are very great horses :)
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post #3 of 23 Old 08-16-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm being rude? They're sending these horses to auctions and have no intentions of feeding them through the winter and I'm being rude?

Straight from the website..

ADOPTION DEADLINE FOR MOST OF THESE HORSES IS THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2009.
The individual ranches involved will be taking horses to local auctions in the fall. They will not feed them through the winter.

I'm ****ed that they're charging ridiculous prices for horses that are going to be sent to auctions and NOT FED instead of giving them decent prices for what they are. Why would I spend $2k on a horse I can't touch when other people are practically giving away fully trained horses who also need homes?
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post #4 of 23 Old 08-17-2009, 03:02 AM
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I agree they should price them much lower the one horse I clicked on was $4500! I could buy a nice hunter prospect with some training for that instead of pmu broodmare... I mean I would love to help but seems a bit pricey to me in these economic conditions

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post #5 of 23 Old 08-17-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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agreed but my horse was from an auction to 4 different ppl and he was a jerk but he was scared s**tless..what are the horses supposed to do..they cant just look all innocent because the pics that i saw they look terrified.u can see it in their eyes
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post #6 of 23 Old 08-17-2009, 10:29 AM
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I agree that the prices do seem a little outstanding but at the same time the prices reflect the price of gas to ship these horses to the US (or where ever they're going) and gas is not cheap.

But I agree, I don't think I'd pay 2k for an un halterbroken large draft mare. Haha

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post #7 of 23 Old 08-17-2009, 10:39 AM
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WOW! I dont think you are being rude AT ALL! The gelding I clicked on was 'started under saddle' and was $2,800!!!! That is insane! I could buy a bombproof trained ect horse for that much right now!

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post #8 of 23 Old 08-18-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Yeh I agree, I've wanted to adopt from PMU rescues for years but their prices, especially now, are insane.
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post #9 of 23 Old 08-18-2009, 03:42 PM
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i agree the prices need to be dropped. rescues aren't supposed to be in it for the profit. sure they might lose a bit on the horses considering what they paid for gas, but the point is supposed to be saving these animals. in this economy no one is going to pay that much for a horse that is terrified of humans. they should lower the prices and try going out in the community to get donations to help feed/care for them while their being adopted out
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post #10 of 23 Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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I can understand why you're mad!I would be too!I feel for these poor horses.I am a horse trainer and my friends and I take in rescue,abused horses to retrain.Some of these animals need a lot of work,but when they are safe,rideable horses again,we resell some and my Lord,we don't ask that much.The most we got for a horse was $800.00 and it went to a good home.We would rather sell them cheaper and have them go to good homes,sometimes we give the odd one away.
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