*RANT* Went to the horse sale, made for some good entertainment...I think...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

*RANT* Went to the horse sale, made for some good entertainment...I think...

This is a discussion on *RANT* Went to the horse sale, made for some good entertainment...I think... within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse slaughter
  • Made for good entertainment

Like Tree20Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-04-2012, 09:29 AM
  #1
Green Broke
*RANT* Went to the horse sale, made for some good entertainment...I think...

Monday afternoon was the monthly horse sale that they have about 5 miles from the house. We have never been to this paticular one and decided to go watch. Sometimes you can get a deal on a horse if your careful and most people that go to these sales don't collect bits and spurs and we find the occasional deal because someone didn't recognize the makers mark. Plus it always makes for good people watching!!!

We looked through the tack, found a nice pair of old Vogt spurs. Then looked through the horses, well over 100 head and found two we might bid on if the price was right.

We bought the spurs and settled in for the horses, one of the horses that we wanted was a big stout gray. Just happened to be the sale owners and he must of been making phone calls for three weeks telling everyone he was going to sell him there. He went for $4500, high selling horse. We weren't going to pay that much. Big paint gelding, quiet and soft went for $800 kinda wish we would of bought him.

Ok I am getting offtrack...there was a guy that brought in about 15 badly conformed, bred 3 yo fillies.
I mean bad, ewe necked, roach backed, sickle hocked. They all came off his "breeding farm" and bred them as 2yo. I wish I would of took pictures. They were so bad. And under fed. Do you known the illustration in most horse books demonstrating poor conformation? These fillies looked exactly like that, dang near every fault a horse could have. He led them fillies through proud as punch, claiming them to be foundation bred QH....oh lordy. His fillies were only bringing $75. He would shake his head dumbfounded that they didn't bring more. Abou the time I thought that was the last one, here he would come again with another one looking worse than the last. I was getting furious, what the hell is this guy thinking! Breeding crap like that! The people next to us were doing the same, shaking their heads in disgust....that there kids is the reason we need horse slaughter.
People want to blame horseshow folk for the over population of horses, but this guy at the sale should be the poster child for the problem.
Teddy Robinson breeds a lot of colts, but they are nice colts and if they don't make it into his program they have plenty of people who line up to get one. They either go on to do small local shows, ride feedyard pens or go to work on a ranch. But where are these fillies and babies going to end up? I didn't see anyone fighting over these horses to load up in their trailers to take them home...what a shame.


Posted via Mobile Device
smrobs and Walkamile like this.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-04-2012, 09:33 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Makes me fume >:(

Poor fillies.. hope someone out there somewhere will let him know, or he'll realise that his fillie's aren't worth breeding.. $75 for all that money being put in them for food etc. I HOPE so, anyway.
     
    01-04-2012, 09:38 AM
  #3
Showing
Congrats on the spurs! My last auction find was a Crockett bit (got it for $5!)

Ugh, guys like that breeder just make me want to pull my hair out. What is so hard to understand that quality beats quantity any day of the week.
     
    01-04-2012, 09:50 AM
  #4
Showing
I've seen it at our local auction in Thurmont: selling bunch of ugly looking youngsters all bred in one place of course. I believe some were bought for $50 (it was several years ago), and some didn't even find the owner. Very sad. I don't go to the auction lately because it's way too hard on me.
     
    01-04-2012, 10:25 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Congrats on the spurs! My last auction find was a Crockett bit (got it for $5!)

Ugh, guys like that breeder just make me want to pull my hair out. What is so hard to understand that quality beats quantity any day of the week.
Nice on the Crockett bit!!!

Yep me too...I was mad, I wanted to go tell that guy what I thought about it....
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-04-2012, 10:53 AM
  #6
Showing
Last month, a herd of ~20 very undernourished horses (from the same seller) came through our local auction. None were registered that I can recall and sold for $10 each ... $10 - a couple couldn't get a bid and were simply thrown in with the next horse as a 2 for 1 deal! That was as pitiful as I've ever seen.
     
    01-04-2012, 11:02 AM
  #7
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Last month, a herd of ~20 very undernourished horses (from the same seller) came through our local auction. None were registered that I can recall and sold for $10 each ... $10 - a couple couldn't get a bid and were simply thrown in with the next horse as a 2 for 1 deal! That was as pitiful as I've ever seen.
That's downright awful.
     
    01-04-2012, 11:02 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I have a friend that goes to local sales like that and she trys to take home those poor souls that are so bad nobody wants them and puts them in her pasture. Sometimes she lucks out and a few grow up "right" but in other cases... I've seen her train them up and give them to 4H'rs and people who want to ride trails that don't care what their horse looks like. But first.... she and her vet friend geld the colts and sterilize the mares. They go through a LOT to do this, but she wants to make sure those poor mares NEVER put out another unwanted foal. A lot of people dislike her for this, but then again, where the heck were they when the horse needed a home???
Wallaby, smrobs, Walkamile and 8 others like this.
     
    01-04-2012, 11:14 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
I have a friend that goes to local sales like that and she trys to take home those poor souls that are so bad nobody wants them and puts them in her pasture. Sometimes she lucks out and a few grow up "right" but in other cases... I've seen her train them up and give them to 4H'rs and people who want to ride trails that don't care what their horse looks like. But first.... she and her vet friend geld the colts and sterilize the mares. They go through a LOT to do this, but she wants to make sure those poor mares NEVER put out another unwanted foal. A lot of people dislike her for this, but then again, where the heck were they when the horse needed a home???

I think that's great, and she has the resources and ability to do so!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-04-2012, 11:16 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Last month, a herd of ~20 very undernourished horses (from the same seller) came through our local auction. None were registered that I can recall and sold for $10 each ... $10 - a couple couldn't get a bid and were simply thrown in with the next horse as a 2 for 1 deal! That was as pitiful as I've ever seen.
That is horrible..it makes me so mad!
Posted via Mobile Device
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What made you feel good today Golden Horse General Off Topic Discussion 193 02-19-2012 07:53 PM
Horse ID Tags For Sale, Hand Made morabhobbyhorse Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 05-23-2011 09:23 PM
Hand Made Rhythm Beads For Sale! *ON SALE all sets $10.00* FREE SHIPPING!! BurningAmber520 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 7 07-30-2010 04:18 AM
Custom Made Horse Blankets - For Sale ShannonSevenfold Tack and Equipment Classifieds 18 09-07-2009 01:19 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0