Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Carousel Capital
Going to the auction
Tomorrow evening, my family and I will be attending the D. R. Chambers & Sons auction located in Unadilla, NY. On every Friday, the auction runs horses through with the average price of $50 per horse.
However, tomorrow's auction will be a bit different as trail horses, coming out of Texas, will be running through. Since I am in the market for my very first horse I figured I would drive up to take a look around. I know the horses will be going for a lot more, as I doubt they will be selling them at meat prices, so I'm making sure to bring some extra cash just in case.
I understand that the auction isn't the greatest place to purchase my first horse even if trail horses are running through. So, let me ease your mind and tell you that even if I do find one there that strikes my fancy, he/she will be boarded at my riding barn where my instructor/trainer is there 24/7.
I've been told I should enter the auction with a cold heart as to not get attached to every single horse that runs through. Is there anything else I should prepare myself or keep an eye out for?