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  1. #1
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    Default Well-bred PRE & Andalusian horses available for just cost of shipping

    Due to the ongoing economic crisis in Spain, several breeders are shutting down their operations and sending horses to slaughter. They would love to see their horses stay alive, but can no longer support them so they're offering their horses for little to no money if the buyer takes care of shipping.

    For anyone looking for a PRE or Andalusian, this could be an amazing steal.

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    What a sad thing
    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.



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    Definitely. I hope if horse people spread the word, these horses can at least be spared.
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    huh. and how much does shipping/import cost?



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    Wish they had contact info for these breeders.



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    I must warn you guys, this is only part true.

    Yes, there is a big economic crisis both in Spain and Portugal (where I currently am). Yes, breeders are sending hundreds of horses to slaughter - even the well known, reputable breeders.

    But unfortunately, they are not selling them to private (ridding) owners for meat price, because they are aware that by doing this this they could possibly be loosing the opportunity to sell a more expensive horse to that same person.

    Horses are cheaper than they were a couple of years ago, but they are not being given away nor sold for meat price.



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    Yes, I highly doubt it is that simple - though I am in the market for an Iberian and would love a nicely bred one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEARCAT View Post
    I am in the market for an Iberian and would love a nicely bred one!
    Me too, Bearcat! If you hear of any nice ones please send the information my way. A couple of people at my barn just imported horses from Germany and the total costs for shipping and customs was around $10k. I can't believe it would be $30k from Spain.



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    I have always been a lover of PREs, too bad I cant afford another horse right now... And of course it is hard to believe they would sell truly good horses at meat price.
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    Well, import is more expensive from Spain/Portugal than from Germany because horses must travel by truck to the Netherlands where they then board the flight. Germany is closer to the Netherlands so its obviously cheaper - but its a small difference, considering (usually about 500€ more).

    As for price, it varies for sex, age, and specially number of horses. Each box carrier 3 horses so if you import 3, its cheaper.



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