brought home $25 pony from auction in backseat of a truck - not intentional!

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    10-29-2009, 02:20 AM
brought home $25 pony from auction in backseat of a truck - not intentional!

Here's Mojo's story!!

My boss, her grandson, and I went to a big driving horse sale in Topeka, In.
We didn't bring a horse trailer because we knew if we did we'd buy a horse. Well...

We spotted soon-to-be-named Mojo squished between two haflingers. Very underweight, and in bad shape. We all kinda thought about him throughout the day. Including my boss's 7 y/o grandson. We sat in the grandstands for hours watching horses being sold, until at the very end they announced that they had two tickets left, but no horses. So we sat around waiting, until someone could find the two horses that were left behind. AND one of them just so happened to be Mojo! As soon as my boss's grandson, Jorden, saw him come around the corner he yelled out, "HERE HE COMES! BUY THAT PONY!" Everyone turned to look and laughed. The poor pony looked terrible, the starting bid was $10! I ended up buying him for Jorden for $25.

We had no other way to bring him home soo...
We got some guys to help us pick him up &
He got to hitch a ride with us in the backseat after we put down some blankets and some bits of plastic. (Just in case he had to go potty)
He decided to sit down for a bit, then eventually laid down with all four legs on the floor with his head on my lap.

He was very calm about the whole thing, but I'm sure it's mostly because he's underweight and weak. Here he is after we got him out, and was waiting for his stall to be ready for quarantine.
I doubt the pony will be anything other then a pasture pet, but Jorden sure was happy to have another pony!

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    10-29-2009, 02:23 AM
Poor pony !
That was very kind of you to buy him,I can't go to auctions because I would just leave depressed because I can't save them all...
    10-29-2009, 02:34 AM
What a funny story! I bet it's something that kid (and that pony) will never forget.

Good on you for taking him home. :]
    10-29-2009, 04:10 AM
Aw, good on you bringing him home. He is adorable. Is his face swollen or is it just the winter woolies made to look worse by the halter?
    10-29-2009, 06:18 AM
Thats a lovely story!
    10-29-2009, 06:20 AM
Aww, poor thing! Glad you have him now to love/spoil ;)

LOL one of my minis, Cruiser, was bought as a weaner by my best friend (I got him from her years later), and we brought him home in the backseat of her Oldsmobile ;) And the family that bought my '08 colt, Jackpot, took him home in the back seat of their truck :)
    10-29-2009, 06:22 AM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
Aw, good on you bringing him home. He is adorable. Is his face swollen or is it just the winter woolies made to look worse by the halter?
I had to check out the pics on my phone (most are blocked at work) and the screen isn't very big, so I couldn't see so well... and of course I'm not there to feel him... but it's amazing how much hair minis and small ponies get, so I wouldn't doubt it's just winter woolies and the halter! I call them yaks in the winter and keep mine's heads shaved (I leave the ears unless showing, and I'm in Az so not too cold here that it causes them discomfort) because all the face hair bugs me lol!
    10-29-2009, 06:31 AM
Cheyaut; ( sorry- off subject) I used to live n tucson- just remembering how hot it was there!
    10-29-2009, 07:23 AM
Awwww poor boy!! So glad you saved him though. Love the pic of him in the car...priceless
    10-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Green Broke
Bless you all, especially Jordan, for giving this poor guy a chance at a better life than he has had. He is a darling little guy and will make a great decoration for the pasture

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