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post #11 of 23 Old 08-19-2009, 05:30 AM
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Yeah, I would love to help too but that is just too pricey for me. They must not be following the horse market. Before the horse market even bottomed out, we got John and Steph at an auction, $800 for the pair. They were yearlings, halter broke, good for baths and farrier, and registered.
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post #12 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 05:50 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.
Amen to that. I gave up the desire to adopt PMU babies/mares many years ago because the price was just pure greed.
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post #13 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 06:12 PM
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That's insane.
If you are going to "rescue" horses, you better be able to feed them or you're just as bad as the people you are rescuing from. A horse is better off being sent to the KB than starving over the winter.
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post #14 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 06:36 PM
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I read an article some time ago about how the PMU horse selling "rescues" had become big business. They like to play on peoples emotions, getting them to believe they are rescuing a doomed horse. There are many good equine rescues out there that don't charge a huge sum for the privilege.
I did notice the Animali Farm includes transportation up to 2k miles in the price. I wonder if they drop the price to half if you pick it up yourself


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post #15 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 06:44 PM
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Sorry to DP but now I'm upset Does anyone know if the Animali Farm is selling those stallions intact? I would think they would insist the adopters get them gelded before they let them go. I know even our local Humane Society makes you get a dog or cat fixed before you can adopt it.
Selling an intact stallion isn't really helping their cause.


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post #16 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 07:24 PM
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That's not a rescue. No valid rescue would ever send horses to auction. My guess is they're saying that to get more business. My Ziggy's previous owner was a "rescue" too, but only because it made people think he was a wonderful person and gave him attention - all while dragging dead horse bodies into piles.

Furthermore, I would never buy a horse from a group that tries to guilt you into spending money, especially when the horses are so outrageously expensive for the current market. So I'm angry like you about it. What a bunch of nonsense.

ETA: I'm confused on their reference stallion page... are they breeding the mares they've already "rescued"? It really sounds that way...

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post #17 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 08:17 PM
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I can't believe they ask that much for a rescued horse. It sounds to me like they tell you a decent sob story so you pity the horse and buy it. The horse market is so crappy right now that there's no way they'd get the kind of money from anyone who doesn't just feel bad for the horses. I just bought a decent 12 year old gelding who will do whatever I ask of him for less than half what they're asking. Its not anything I'd waste my time being angry about though.
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post #18 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 09:34 PM
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I know of a rescue near where I live, and they sell their horses anywhere between like 600-2000, but its all based on the horse, and the amount of effort and time that they've put into it, and age ect. And all the horses that are rideable are evaluated, worked on until they are nice and safe under saddle, and they do keep some of the unadoptable horses, pasture puffs, horses that have too many issues to safely adopt out, and they all come with a guarantee that if you don't get along with the horse, you can always bring it back and find another for free. What I think is funny is that on the home page they state that they rescue these horses so they don't go to auction, and yet they are going to auction. I think that they really should get some training on these horses, at least evaluate them, halter break them and determine what they would be able to do. I think that is ridiculous to try and sell for profit, just like another rescue I've seen ads for that only take in rideable horses, because they have to be able to adopt them out. If you are a rescue, you should be able to take in any horse, rideable or not, and find homes for them, knowing that some of them are going to go for nothing, and none of them are going to go for much over 2k for a well trained medium age horse that is registered. I don't think that it does any good to be angry about it though. If it bothers you enough, you should try and do something about it instead. Help to give these horses a better chance at a good home, expose those rescues that really are in it to try and make a profit ect. There's a reason they are called non profit, and if they are making a serious profit, or trying to make a serious profit, I think that there are probably some legal things that can be done about it, but someone will have to bring it to the right person's attention.
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post #19 of 23 Old 08-23-2009, 09:37 PM
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There's a reason they are called non profit, and if they are making a serious profit, or trying to make a serious profit, I think that there are probably some legal things that can be done about it, but someone will have to bring it to the right person's attention.
Well said.
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Animali Farm has been at it for years. I've been watching their website for about 4 years, and their prices have been around the same the whole time. And each time they're telling people the horses are going to kill buyers, etc, if they don't get adopted out.

I think they have the stallions page because some of the mares are bred.

It is disgusting. There's just no other way to describe it.
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