In our today's Craiglist:
*ATTENTION HORSE OWNERS & PROSPECTIVE BUYERS*
Date: 2012-12-28, 9:55PM CST
I tried to do a rescue mission a couple of weeks ago for a horse I saw on this site. I was going to the same town to pick up two other horses, and when I saw the picture of the rescue horse in the same town, I couldn't NOT take her. As luck would have it, they were in the same basic area. The lady I bought the other two horses from tried to buy this horse from the same people at some time before I got there. They would not take her offer..wanted more money. I got the horse for nothing. I knew the horse was going to be lucky to make it to her new home, but it was worth the effort. She went down in the trailer less than a mile from her old home. We couldn't get her back up and less than 4 hours later she died. My point.....if you don't want to take care of them or can't buy them good feed and feed them daily then you shouldn't own them. We all mean well, I just don't think the average person understands what the costs involved with horses are. It broke my heart to see this horse and several others in the same area expected to eat 'bailed dried tumbleweeds'. There was one there with a sore on its withers actively oozing pus with a horrible sore and underweight by about 400lbs. Please realize all animals have to eat and drink just like you do. If an opportunity comes up to sell before your animal gets too poor, take it!!! Something is better than nothing. KNOW THAT HORSES ARE COSTLY. THEY DON'T EAT CHEAP, THEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT VET, AND FARRIER BILLS AT THE VERY MINIMUM. Please stop breaking mine and others hearts.