You guys always find such good buys. Everytime I go to an auction, there's literally NOTHING there besides either crazy horses or lame horses, or things that aren't worth that.
Although, we do have an earlier auction story. It was before I was born. My Mom had just gotten into horses so unknowingly she went to a kill auction. She bought two yearlings that were worth virtually nothing, and one BIG gelding who sold for $700, and then she was watching one of the horses that was being used to push the other horses/livestock into the pen. She wanted that horse too, so when they were at the end of the auction and they rode him in, she bought him too.
Well, the yearlings didn't turn out, but as it turns out the big gelding was showing dressage at a grand prix level. She took him to a trainer for the first few rides since they didn't show him ridden, and holy ****, apparantly he could piaffe, pirouette, tempi changes, half pass, etc. For $700. Later on though he got hurt in a pasture accident and had to be put down.
The other horse, Chocolate, was mine after I was born until he died at age 30. He was awesome.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.