I came across this horrible article on Madeline Pickens’ Facebook page. (She is the wife of a billionaire Texas oilman and probably the most vocal advocate for wild mustangs in America.) The article brings to life a horse owner’s worst fear- a horse you care about is given to someone who promises to find him a good home only to turn around and sell the horse to slaughter. Worst of all, the a-hole seller laughs at the well-meaning people who gave him the horses.
Every time I read something like this, it reinforces my resolve that I will NEVER sell Baron. I’m too terrified that he will end up broke down and sent to a kill pen. He’s mine for the long haul, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. We’re going to be a “horsey family” for many years to come!