Some of you might remember me posting about having a plan to breed my horse to a Vanner stallion, purchase a foal or purchase a bred mare. Well I've been having some discussions with a Draft owner near me. She has a couple of her own Vanners and told me to hold off on the decision on buying one until I go to the Mount Hope Draft Auction in March. She told me that there are some very nice spotted drafts, Gypsy Horses and even Vanners and Cobs that go through for tons less than what the breeders sell them for. She told me that there will be 500 or so drafts there at the uncataloged sale. We should have a trailer by then : ).
So in honor of my decision here are some mighty fine horses going for the highest bid:
I wish we knew who all these Vanner/Cob people are, who are selling their horses through auctions. In the last six or so years, we have only seen one come through auctions. I believe that one was from Florida. Most of us who are serious about the breed, keep a very close eye on auctions. I'd bet that any who go through auctions, are probably crossbreds and just 'said' to be purebred Gypsies.
This is one of the horses she bid on but didn't end up winning.....
....and thank God, since I believe she is a breeder/vet right? Poor little soul. I can't remember now, if this one one we spoke about on our forum a while back. Do you know where it went or who bought it? Do I have your permission to post this on our forum please?