|Posted by horstrainir123 on August 4, 2007 at 7:16 PM|
This past week I went to two different auctions in different towns near Louisville. Horses were going for ridiculous prices. There were yearlings and weanlings that were bringing $20. Yeah that's right $20!!! There were donkeys that didn't sell at $15 a piece!!!!!
Why is this happening? My thoughts on this are that people who breed grade animals to try to make a buck need to smarten up. This needs to happen for the animals sake. There are too many horses out there and not enough owners. Most horses owners have more than one horse and I have seen(been one of) many that take one or two from a auction and give it a home, when they really don't need another horse. These are healthy animals that have long lifespans! People don't realize this. It is heartbreaking to me to have to sit and watch that happen. It took everything in my being to not purchase one of those animals needing a home.
I have more than enough. Even for someone in the business. I have 11 of my own. People need to take responsibility for horses they breed. I am for a program that has horse breeder's have a certificate and regulatory body that looks out for the horse's interest. To make it harder to breed and less likely to breed animals that can't find homes.
Anyone who wants to chat with me on this subject please feel free to comment here or e-mail me.