Well I am going to the auction on Sat to look for a horse. I have 2 already (one is for sale) and am looking for a new trail horse for next year. I wanted to go to the auction because I know for some of them this is there last chance for a good home. I am willing to buy one that needs TLC as my boyfriend would say is a "fixer upper". That is what all my horses have been. With it close to winter and the hay supply in our area is short this year I have a feeling there will be many to chose from. Now on to my question I have never bought a horse from a auction before. What do I need to know..What do I need to look for or at. I have 2 hours from the time doors open to they start to sell. We can ride them in there parking lot and can spend time with them. I am just scared that with it being a timed thing I may rush and forget the most key things I need to remember (i get so excited with that bidding card in hand). I am taking my friend who is a trainer and her friend who is a vet tech to help me..any advice and suggestions? I have had horses for many years and my family and I are all trail riders and have made a pact to buy only from auctions so we can give them there last "forever" home.