Dreamcatcher Arabians - I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and consider your last post to be in a helpful spirit. Your tone borders on disrespectful.
I am troubled to hear of the actions of your local organization, running horses through a sale to gain a few bucks after indiscriminately acquiring them. That is a lack of ethics, as you point out. Do not lump my organization into that despicable group. I can assure you nothing is farther from the truth!
And, let me remind you, you were the one who suggested taking horses to a sale as a last resort.
So, now that the air is cleared, let me tell you what has been done so far.
We have listed all the horses on our group's FB page. From this, we have one volunteer who is going to take the TWH and another volunteer is taking a mini. We have two people interested in the Halflinger, but nothing certain yet. With the way people connect on Facebook these days, this is probably the best way for us to find people who are familiar with us and maybe even these horses. Looks like it is going to work out. And, please reference the policy change we are making to have added flexibility in the future. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
I actually had no tone or intention for disrespect. It was intended to be a helpful post and to remind you that someone promised something to someone regarding those horses, and that hasn't been fulfilled by your own statement. I wasn't saying that you had to take these horses to keep forever and aye, just saying that while 30 days may not be recoverable to your organization, something is owed to the horses. If you can find them good homes without spending further money, YAHOO!, but in the case of the people scared horse for instance, that might mean the difference between life and death for him.
Taking horses to the local low end auction is always a last resort in my books. If it's the difference between getting them off the feed bill and adding $50-100 so the OTHER horses, who do serve the purpose can eat rather than go without or get shorted, then local auction it is. I don't believe in making those who can adapt or serve suffer for those who can't or won't. I just don't do that kind of an extreme cull right off the top and wouldn't suggest it either.
"but they should be sellable. If not, sale barn. When you have to cut numbers or a horse is not working out, then sometimes you just have to do what you have to do."
I'm not lumping your group in with the local one, not by a long shot. You're right, they are despicable, even if they do some good with the therapy riders, I sure wouldn't want to be one of their mounts nor will I donate, cash, horses , services or feed to them. The fact that you are on here asking for help and concerned with the right way to go about things and have already changed policy before you came here, speaks volumes about the thoughtfulness of your organization.