Why is it that so many people that DO NOT have a lot of horse knowledge choose to buy or have given to them an ex-race horse? It doesn't make sense. It isn't fair for the horse or the rider as far as safety is concerned. These types of horse's turn out fantastic in the ride hands. Why is it that Mums will stick their kids on something free and dangerous rather than a horse that has been there - done that for the right price. When the horse injures someone - guess where they end up. I reckon owning a horse should be like sitting for your driving test. Before you get your licence you have to prove that you can control the vehicle and know the rules to keep safe......... It would save a lot of heart ache for people that do not have the know how and are sometimes suckered in to these free or cheap deals. It would also help secure the horse's life. Too many people get injured and a lot of horse's have been blamed through their lack of experience. And most of all there should be a law regarding selling or even giving these horse's away without a thorough assessment has been made and have them put in to some sort of level of education and nature slot. So what does everyone else think??