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!