I want to buy a kill horse - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 34 Old 11-25-2008, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,019
• Horses: 3
I'm really hoping my boss will let me do it, b/c you have to be 18 to get a bidding card. And I won't be 18 until next month. So that means she'll be doing the bidding. Plus she would be hauling him/her, or at least helping me find someone to haul the horse.
whitetrashwarmblood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 34 Old 11-25-2008, 11:53 PM
Chat Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Kentucky
Posts: 3,744
• Horses: 2
good luck if you go for it, but be careful.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

Mis Raices Estan Aqui (my roots are buried here)
Kentucky is offline  
post #23 of 34 Old 11-26-2008, 08:43 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Wales
Posts: 1,128
• Horses: 0
I'm sure Fugly once posted with advice for how to proceed at an auction, and what to look out for, but I've searched the blog and can't find anything :/ You will find several auction reports here, though, which may tell you more about the kind of things you'll see going on.

Advice I do recall seeing posted is to know exactly what you're going for, and know exactly what your financial limits are, and stick to your guns. There will be many horses there you won't be able to save and making the necessary decisions can be tough.

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb
claireauriga is offline  
post #24 of 34 Old 11-26-2008, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,019
• Horses: 3
Yea, I knew what to look for if they're drugged. I'm not going to get one that has broken bones or any other bad injuries. Maybe when I'm older and can afford something like that. But if it just has a cold, underweight from worms or whatever, then I'll consider them. I keep them in quarantine for 10 days because I have to wait for their coggins test to be mailed. At least, I'm pretty sure the kill horses have to get coggins too. If anything, I'll have the vet come give one just in case.
whitetrashwarmblood is offline  
post #25 of 34 Old 11-26-2008, 02:55 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
I do believe they're supposed to be all healthy horses (ie, not sick) though what actually goes on is a whole other story.

Depending if you are going, while the bidding is going on, or if you see a horse in the KP you like, you'll have to bid.

If you see a horse already in the KP, chances are you won't have to bid, you'll just need to pay the guy his money and the horse is yours. I'm not 100% positive, but I think that's how it works.

I know you're a ways a way from me, but the Camelot auction (in Cranberry, NJ) has some pretty good horses go through there. (that's the one I went to) and also the Lebannon Valley Auction (In PA) is a good (well not good, but they have a lot of horses) to go to. Though most of the horses that go through there wind up in the KP. But there is a rescue organization that goes there and gets horses to rehabilitate them and then adopt them out.

I would suggest that you go a few times before hand just to look and get a feel for the horses there and not be pressured into wanting to bid on a horse. Maybe even talk to the owner and tell him what you're looking for. He might be able to get you a good deal or something.
appylover31803 is offline  
post #26 of 34 Old 11-26-2008, 03:10 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 782
• Horses: 2
auctions are sooo weird. I have been to some were you some one will run barrels with and you could walk away with an amazing barrels horse for $200. Cutting horse demo's and horses that go for dirt cheap. But there are some auctions(the ones I go to) that are just for suizure's. So you have no idea what you are getting. No one does. Cops or SPCA take them then the auction company agrees to hold them there till the next auction then whatever happends happends to the horses. No vet check, no way of telling what the horse has done or is able to do. Its a huge risk! But worth it in my books!hehe
NicoleS11 is offline  
post #27 of 34 Old 11-28-2008, 07:41 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: N/A
Posts: 54
• Horses: 0
Only if you can provide the horse with whatever he needs. Farrier, vet, etc. And vet bills aren't cheap, especially if your horse colicks or something. Colic surgery can be up to $10000 and your horse is bound to colic at least once in his/her life.

Also, don't buy a horse with really awful conformation or bad injuries or broken bones, as you said.
Flexion is offline  
post #28 of 34 Old 11-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA.
Posts: 10,793
• Horses: 2
Oh, I'd love to rescue one as well (there are no auctions in my area, however)- I feel very bad for them; it's a shame. :( But as Appy said, some can't be helped & a lot of them aren't wanted (sickness or lameness)...but if someone with a kind heart would rescue, that'd be great.

Success comes a [bit] at a time.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #29 of 34 Old 11-29-2008, 02:51 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Mn.
Posts: 749
• Horses: 0
If you want to buy one to stop it from going to slaughter best way is to buy right from the kill buyer. Make sure he bought it for kill though many buyers resell horses for about everything there is. Check what killers are going for then if you see something you like and the meat buyer gets it offer him/her 15% more then they paid. If you get into a bidding war for it chances are your going to pay that much or more anyway.
county is offline  
post #30 of 34 Old 11-30-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,019
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by HunterJumper22 View Post
And vet bills aren't cheap, especially if your horse colicks or something. Colic surgery can be up to $10000 and your horse is bound to colic at least once in his/her life.
Oh believe me, I'm pretty quick about it when I know a horse is colicing. There's always Banamine around in the barn. A horse has never died from colic or has even gotten it bad enough for the vet to come out at our stable. It's usually only a 15-20 minutes occurance. I'm not saying it could ever happen, though, just saying.
whitetrashwarmblood is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome