10-11-2009, 09:50 PM
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I appreciate the response. Here are a few more details about the situation.
Most are registered and I believe all are paints. Unfortunately there age(most 6-10 years old) combined with them not being broke to ride makes them even harder to sell. I was hoping someone could direct me to an out of state auction where they may sell for enough to buy my gas.
I know this sounds strange... let me explain further.
In addition to the difficulty generally associated with selling horses of this age that are not broke to ride, there are some further difficulties. This fellow will not let the animals go if he thinks they may not be treated apropriately. Furthermore, once they are sold/given away, he will continually check on them and if they are mistreated/malnourished etc he ends up with them back(he of course pays all the expense to get them back). While this is wonderful for the animals that someone cares so much, this crazy is barely keeping himself afloat on their account. I was hoping there was a sale in Nebraska, the Dakotas, or ? Where I could volunteer to take them and they would be gone where he wouldn't be able to continually check on them, ultimately causing himself further financial hardship. This may sound cruel, but if there is a choice to be made: whose welfare am I concerned about, this couple or the horses'? There wouldn't be a moments hesitation in my saying of course this couple is my concern.