One of the worst things that happen in the horse world is the act of unethical “horse trading..”
Most negative things that happens in the horse world can often be traced right back to horse flipping.
I grew up with a grandfather who loved nothing better than buying a horse, keeping him a month and then trading him for whatever horse next struck his fancy. He meant well, but the horses likely rarely landed in soft spots.
He was good to the horses in his care, but the horse deserved better than a temporary home that would only ever led to a life with another horse trader and another until he made it to an auction and inevitably to a horse auction and slaughter.
If you bring in a horse to help find it a wonderful home, that is one thing, something admirable. If you operate a well ran business that purchased, trains and sells horses, that is not what I’m talking about here.
If you pick up a horse because he liked him well enough and 2 months later,you are looking to trade him for something new because the new factor has worn off or you are buying because you think you might make a buck off him, you need to seek a new hobby.
Take your time and buy the Horse that is right for you! If he does not work out for a legitimate reason, take the time to screen his potential home.
Do not use a horse as an experiment over and over to see what you really want in an animal. This is cruel.
Do not sell to horse flippers. Ask a person who many horses they have owned over the course of the last few years and ask why they sold any they have parted with recently.