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    02-18-2010, 11:51 AM
Going to a horse auction tomorrow :(

I'm going with a bunch of people (Barn owner, friends, Head of the rescue I volunteer for, and a bunch of volunteers) to a local horse auction tomorrow in Unadilla NY. This auction runs once a month in the winter and usually 70 - 100 horses run through it. Horses at this auction have sold for as little as $5 in the past! It's a notorious slaughter auction, and while a few nice horses run through it, the majority of horses are skin and bones, very ill, or old and untrained.

My barn owner is letting me and 2 friends each pick out a horse to save if we help with vet bills and such! Very fair! I'm on the lookout for a pregnant mare, save 2 lives for the price of one! I will let everyone know what we come home with!
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    02-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Green Broke
I couldnt do it :( I would want to save all of them :(
    02-18-2010, 12:01 PM
OMG! Good luck! Keep us updated and get some pics of whoever you decide to rescue! Bless you guys for taking on a challenge!
    02-18-2010, 01:23 PM
The place where I ride has quite a few horses that have come from the Unadilla auction. Of course a few of them have their quirks but more have been used in lessons. Update us on what you find!
    02-18-2010, 01:25 PM
Aw, you obviously have a wonderful BO! I wish I could be given an opportunity like that!
    02-18-2010, 01:29 PM
When you choose a horse choose one that will be cost effective to get ready to sell. A young gelding would be much easier to get trained and resold toa good home.
    02-18-2010, 04:15 PM
The only problem I see: You don't get to vet these horses before they come home. You could be looking at thousands in vet bills.
    02-18-2010, 05:13 PM
Green Broke
That is so exciting! You are very lucky to get to buy a horse that way!
    02-18-2010, 05:36 PM
That is so great that your doing that! We have an auction similar to that around here, I'm looking into it. Hope you do find a pregnant mare, and good luck with them!
    02-18-2010, 10:46 PM
Wow... lucky you. I hope you find a great horse to bring home. If you see any paints let me know. I wish I could help out...

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