Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Niles, Michigan
Last years Black Friday sale had two pony rings with close to 200 ponies. The horse ring was smaller and most were cheaper then the ponies. It was crazy to see the dead broke, papered, show type horses going for $500 when the mean, grade, unbroke ponies went for $800 and up. No telling what will be there this year but in the couple weeks I have been there this year at regular Friday sales, they were right in there with the big sale.
Arabs are almost ALWAYS there. They go DIRT cheap... I got a yearling filly with papers for $150. And that was September of 2001, BEFORE horse prices dropped drastically there. And I do not mind looking at any horse you are interested in. I will even hop on most of the stock there. I almost always see a horse standing by itself or next to crazies and after a few minutes of getting to know the horse, I will slide onto its back. I have even ridden some that had no owner in the back lane with just the halter and lead. Not that there will be many horses without their sellers at the black friday sale but it could happen.
I will have to repost my ad on Cragslist. Its in the SW Mich cause it actually covers a bigger distance, I found my 5 month filly from down by Ft Wayne by searching the SW Mich. area. The ad lists several ponies for sale. We sold one the first day but there are two others plus I believe we are thinking of looking for a home for a QH gelding that USED to run barrels. He was donated to a camp and we ended up with him. My mom rides him, she got dumped a few times, and after about 5 years, he FINALLY did a flat footed walk while on a trail ride. He still acts up if the other riders leave him behind but his mind has gotten WAY better. The reason we are looking for a home for him is, I started training other peoples horses and he gets picky about other geldings coming into the herd. If the gelding acts studdish then Cody chases and tries to run him relentlessly away. This wont work very well when I have show horses staying for training so we are going to have to part with him. We have 3 other geldings that he shares the herd with but a couple others that have come in, have not been welcome.