Hi if anyone is in the Troutman area in NC there is a big horse aution and tack auction/sale on Saturday (11/24). This sale happens every Saturday after Thanksgiving and is a great place to get killer deals. I would never buy a horse there just because I think they can catch things from each other too easily they way they are all stalled. I have never seen an animal abused there so that's not why I wouldnt get them. But the tack they have is amazing. They have several auctions going on at once and then they have tons of vendors that will gladly haggle. It is held at the Iredale Count Fairgrounds.