Last night was the monthly auction at Eastonallee, GA. The weather was pretty nice and my wife and I got there just a little late (tack starts at 5:00). We planned to meet up with kevin of SoutherntrailsGA and his wife, which we did. There was barely any parking so we expected the horses to bring some money for a change - wrong!
We walked around the back where the horses are stalled waiting for their turn in the ring. There was a decent selection but hardly the number of horses I expected. We watched a number of horses being ridden and I spotted a Cremello mare in one of the stalls. She was a pretty little thing with a nice personality, a long mane and tail, and a babydoll face. There was a 10 year old sitting on her and riding her calmly around the stall (~15x30) on a halter. She had a weaned filly in the stall with her and I was told that she was 4 years old and they wanted $300 for her.
We watched a number of horses go through the ring and a nice little registered QH mare that we saw riding outside, comes into the ring. Nice calm horse, I know the seller so I know the horse is not juiced, and the bidding get to $425. SOLD!
After that we saw some yearlings sell between $10 and $35 with a registered Arab filly go for $65. Unbelievable. Anyway, I keep thinking about the little Cremello mare and said to my wife that if I can get her for $200, I might buy her.
Well, after not too long, it's her turn in the ring. I didn't buy her - not because of the bidding but because I really couldn't justify another horse right now. OH, she sold for $50.00....... $50.00!!!! Unbelievable.