Really a shame. These days tho, the financiers are very short sited in many cases. Pretty much "cut off their noses to spite their face", so to speak. They are business people, and want $$ now. They don't listen to reason, being that you could get so much even if they had eaited for the dispersal sale that was already scheduled. That said, the owners had to know that something was coming, and perhaps should have done something to market at least SOME of these horses.
Very true-there are VERY, VERY few people who can not only come up with the $$, but take 200 head.....like now.
Very sad. Just hope the horses end up ok in all this mess.