What Do You Need to Know Before Adopting a Rescued Horse?


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Before you adopt a rescued horse, you have to self-evaluate yourself first and consider crucial questions. You also have to consider where the horse is coming from.

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Before adopting your new horse, self-evaluate yourself by asking yourself the following questions. What is your motivation for buying your horse, and why do you want it? What is your personal skill level with horses? Do I have the proper resources to care for a horse?

After you've finished your self-evaluation, consider where your horse is coming from. Will you be able to return said horse if it doesn't work out? Does the rescue have good references? Are you being pressured? Does the rescue rehabilitate horses from neglectful or abusive situations before trying to sell them? Is the organization non-profit?

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