I am the donor/account advisor of a fund that I approve grants from to help needy horses,...including rescue horses, retired horse, etc. Up to now, this has only been a financial giving situation on my part, I am now with some extra $ and time on my hands and would like to try my own rescue. I am an exprienced horse owner, having owned, ridden, etc, horses all my adult life., so I have access to all the necessities.
My question is, I would like to visit a local auction/stockyard (ohio) to get my "project". I would like to get the most needy, skinny, helpless, pitiful horse I can, as I know I would be his/her only chance. I have never bought a horse at auction before, let alone this type of auction, so if anyone can help me with any of the particulars, I would appreciate it. I know what to do with the horse AFTER I get it, but need some advice and tips on how it goes at the auction (preview, coggins, payment, identifying the killer buyers, etc),
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund