I used to go (when they still held it before they went out of business) to "Grumpy Dave's Horse Auction" an hour drive from where I live, for years with my family. And we acquired our fair share of lemons and diamonds that were rough from there. In fact, the mustang lawn ordiment I was feeding an hour ago was bought as a 2 year old at that sale.
Anyways, I always knew there was a "kill buyer" there from the wild animal park, who bought sick or cheap horses to feed the...well to feed the big cats
Anyways, now that I've been looking for a horse for a while, and not finding too much..Somehow I accidently stumbled across pix from a kill auction. I don't know...DO WE HAVE ANY PREDOMINANTLY KILL AUCTIONS in AZ? WHEN ARE THEY HELD?
From the look of it, not all the horses are sick, and many really could live out a good life if they just got a second chance. Alot look like they're TBs offtracks that didnt place well. One auction even had a Secretariat greatgrand daughter...Potentially being sold as meat! AWEFUL!!!!!!!!!! %$&
My question...What breeds are usually at these auctions? How do they work? How much do they go for? Has ANYONE EVER GOT A HORSE FROM ONE OF THOSE AUCTIONS?
ARE THERE ANY COMING UP THAT YOU KNOW OF?
I figure it's worth a look to safe one's life.