Agree 100%. However if the adopter decides they want a different colored one and give back a rescue, they probably won't be able to adopt again. Understandably. I definitely think adopting is a better option for many people, most of those probably being the type of ac4h buyer that thinks they're rescuing anyway. A knee-jerk emotional decision maker is apt to not be a long term home anyway.
One reason why adopting from a rescue, who will take the horse back if/when you break it/it breaks you/ it goes lame/ it gets sick/ you get sick/ you get tired of it/ you can't afford it any more/ you want a different colored one/.... is smart, IMO.
Every pancake has 2 sides.
Agree with this, too.
Do you honestly think all the horses they buy, they buy to send to slaughter? C'mon. Seriously? All those ponies, all those greys, all those minis, all those horses that hold enough value to be resold as projects? You honestly think that he'd be buying as many horses as he does if he didn't have AC4H hawking horses all over the internet for him? A good many of them are bought specifically to be resold, with the selling point being they are at the bad man's feed lot and the truck is coming. Horse trading it is, but horse rescue it ain't. They've just got a particularly effective marketing scheme that the bleeding hearts can't quite wrap their minds around.
Nothing wrong with him being a horse trader and AC4H being his broker (so long as they act within the confines of the law which is highly debatable), but let's get real and start calling a spade a spade. They are horse traders, and people who get their horses are buying from a horse trader, not rescuing.