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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:58 PM
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25. I've mentioned it before, but when I had to get rid of my horses...
...I had them listed on Craigslist for MONTHS, for FREE, before I finally found them a new owner. Even then, the new owner was a couple hours away, and would only take them if I delivered them. They literally weren't worth the $150 in gas it would have cost to pick them up.

Most people don't understand that older horses have no cash value, and that it's incredibly hard to GIVE them away. When you lose your job, are losing your house, and have to get rid of your horses quick, there are simply no options anymore. If someone has a better, practical, financial sustainable option to replace slaughter, I'd love to hear it.

I was lucky, and managed to find my horses a decent home before I had to resort to more drastic measures. Many people aren't as lucky, and simply end up abandoning them, shooting them, or letting them starve at pasture.
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