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Date Posted: 08:34:42 07/22/06 Sat
Author: Lynn
Subject: why?
In reply to: Dark Lore 's message, "Recycled Friesians" on 15:42:38 07/06/06 Thu

Yeah you really have to wonder why? Is it because they're just trying to make a few bucks on these horses? or is it because the horse didn't have the qualities they thought he had when purchased? either way it is sad.

>As I always check sale websites such as Agdirect,
>Dreamhorse, even FHANA classifieds, it never ceases to
>amaze me how many horses are recycled for sale in less
>than nine months. And every time they are 6-10K higher
>priced for absolutely no real reason (no further
>training, no showing, not bred...). Saw a gelding
>imported by BSF that I simply loved back up for sale
>after three months 'cuz the owner wasn't interested in
>dressage anymore. Another cheaply priced gelding I
>liked and actually inquired about is back up after
>less than a year and now not cheaply priced. Same
>thing for a non-ridable broodmare. Heck even a
>gorgeous Moriesian gelding that I almost purchased has
>been recycled four times now, each time raised by 5K
>(he makes me feel bad 'cuz it feels like I've been
>following his life for that time...kinda' how you
>follow along w/ Black Beauty...poor guy). I also find
>it amusing that, like, 60% of the recycled Friesians I
>see are in NJ which is where I am. What gives?! I just
>don't get it. *sigh*

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