thank you so much! It means so much coming from other equestrians in the horse world saying things like that. I really appreciate it ❤️ Also, @abbyloveshorses
good uck at your show! I'm sure you'll do great!
ummm... I don’t think any horse should be going to slaughter. Every horse that is “too traumatized” by past experiences can get better. They need time. Patience. The right person. If I rescued a horse from going to a slaughterhouse and it couldn’t be in a paddock with other horses and people couldn’t go within 10 feet of it I would keep trying. If I had to keep them for months without ever being able to touch it, I would. Because the horse can learn to trust. Even if it takes years. Even if it means sitting in the paddock for 3 hours just for them to sniff you. It just takes one person to try.
If the horse was still unable to go near humans after multiple years, then I would humanely put them down. Without pain. Without fear. But I am almost positive that after years of trying, the horse would at least be able to be touched by one person. If you came everyday and stood in their paddock, standing still for hours, the horse would learn to trust.