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post #51 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 12:05 AM
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I would have gone with my mom yesterday but I had to work at 3 as usual and did not feel up to racing down in the morning just to race back to Niles. Were there many in the regular ring? I know most people are saving their stock for the big sale but it sounds like it was a pretty decent turnout for kill horses.

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post #52 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 08:48 AM
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There was a decent amount in the sale ring. I noticed far more horses that had owners present and riding them around the sale barn than are usually there. Typically there are roughly 5 horses that are tacked and openly being ridden around. Yesterday there were 10+. I also noticed there were more colored horses this time. Being in the middle of Amish country, you get a TON of bays. Yesterday there were just a few. There were Palominos, Paints, Leopard spots, Buckskins, etc. There were also a TON of Donkeys! I've not seen that many Donkeys up there before! Plus the Mule that Indy got was the first one I had seen there in the 3 auctions we've been to. There were also a couple or gorgeous black Perch's too. This was by far the most diverse auction I have been to!

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post #53 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 09:31 AM
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I have A feeling I know who's stud it is that is helping supply all the buckskins too...
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post #54 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 09:34 AM
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GreyRay, oh no. :( There were a good number of them Friday, mostly in the probably 5-10 year old range.


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post #55 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 09:46 AM
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I haven't bought any... yet.
But the last auction I went to, there was this little washed-out yellow horse that I wanted really bad. The owner (or dealer- he sounded like a dealer to me) claimed he was in his late teens, and I was shocked and appalled because this horse looked at least 30. But I'm inclined to believe that the dealer was correct about his age because I got the impression that the horse had had a really hard life and hadn't been well cared for. He was skinny, shaggy, dirty, and appeared to be broke to death. He was lead in, and a teenage girl vaulted onto him bareback, and the horse didn't even budge. The price kept going down, and no one bid. Then the dealer stepped in and said, "Who'll take him if I give him to you?" Then a young woman piped up and said she wanted him. She was well dressed and looked pretty clean-cut, so it kinda made me feel better and I hope she took good care of him. If my mother hadn't been there to stop me, I probably would have taken him myself, and I need another horse like I need a hole in the head. XD

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post #56 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 10:15 PM
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Amarea and I went again today, and brought two more home from Shipsy. Both kill pen horses, we'll see how they turn out. Yearling mule molly and 12 y.o. leopard appy mare. Also got to meet up with fellow HFer JenKzoo there - it was great meeting you Jen!

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Good lookin' horse and mule!
I'm glad you guys aren't afraid to buy out of the kill pen. So many people I know don't wanna take the chance, but I always see good horses in there!
And how much did you pay for these guys?


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post #57 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 10:19 PM
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$25 for Lola (the mule) and less than $300 for the Appy who, as it turns out, it very well broke! *YAY*

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post #58 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 10:27 PM
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$25 for Lola (the mule) and less than $300 for the Appy who, as it turns out, it very well broke! *YAY*
$25 for the molly?! Wow, that's awesome.
That's great about the appy. Wonder why she was stuck in the kill pen...


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post #59 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 10:34 PM
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I don't know... We are checking around to make sure she's not stolen. One of the horses she came with was pulled for being stolen. She was there with probably half a dozen or more horses from the same seller. They aren't from around here as none of them had their "winter woolies." Karma is well trained as most likely a hunter so we are just covering the bases to make sure she's not stolen because it just seems so odd for a horse with training like hers to be in a kill pen.

Oh and you should have seen the prices of the other horses going there. A beautiful blue roan colt sold for $10 as did several other babies under a year old. Donkeys went for around $20. Another Leopard Appy that had come with Karma sold for $200. A black Perch went for about $400 and these are all from the kill pen sales. We didn't watch the sales ring horses because we were done once we got these 2. The prices were lower this week than they were on October 22.

We knew we were taking a gamble with Karma since she was in the kill pens but we really lucked out with her! And who knew I'd be an Appy person? LOL!

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post #60 of 81 Old 11-14-2010, 10:51 PM
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I don't know... We are checking around to make sure she's not stolen. One of the horses she came with was pulled for being stolen. She was there with probably half a dozen or more horses from the same seller. They aren't from around here as none of them had their "winter woolies." Karma is well trained as most likely a hunter so we are just covering the bases to make sure she's not stolen because it just seems so odd for a horse with training like hers to be in a kill pen.

Oh and you should have seen the prices of the other horses going there. A beautiful blue roan colt sold for $10 as did several other babies under a year old. Donkeys went for around $20. Another Leopard Appy that had come with Karma sold for $200. A black Perch went for about $400 and these are all from the kill pen sales. We didn't watch the sales ring horses because we were done once we got these 2. The prices were lower this week than they were on October 22.

We knew we were taking a gamble with Karma since she was in the kill pens but we really lucked out with her! And who knew I'd be an Appy person? LOL!
Once my friend bought a palomino mare from Shipsy, and it turned out she came all the way from Kentucky and she was preggo. But she had eaten a certain type of grass down there that had screwed up the foal's development, and she was born premature and ended up having to be put down. :( The mare turned out to be a great trail horse tho.
It's a scary thought that people are stealing horses... I'm glad my mare has a brand at least.

Aw man, I better not hitch a ride with anyone who's hauling a trailer because I might bring a few home! I can't afford anymore horses at the moment, I just gotta keep telling myself that... But if I find a cheap pygmy goat there, it's coming home with me! lol

She looks like a sweet quiet mare, and I bet that mule will make an awesome trail horse er... mule. haha I know a few people who go coon hunting on their mules.



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