There was one horse at the Woodville auction today, a sweet 8 yr old Appy mare. The horse trader that has gotten himself in a lot of trouble lately somehow ended up convincing the owner to sell her privately to him because "no one else wanted her", which is a load of crap because several people were wanting to buy her(I heard a rumour that he paid $50 for her). He immediatley took her to the Lindsay auction to resell her, hired a young man to ride her (did not know if she was ok to ride - I assisted for"safety"), he didn't get his price so bid her back, but he is famous for his parking lot deals..... At the Lindsay auction there were 23 horses, 4 of them were purchased by the buyer who does not only sell for meat. Three of them broodmares only, 2 registered Arab that did not remotely look the breed and a reg Saddlebred. The other is a sharp looking Paint/Appy cross, was ridden in the auction ring, they said that he required a kind hand. I am sure that this fellow will not be shipped for meat but the broodmares will most likely, they were not handled at all and not friendly. I don't understand this, I would think that even just for breeding purposes that one would want the mare to be handleable, but I suppose only the responsible persons breeding would want access to the foal for training etc and the mare for hoof care etc.
I did not get a pic of the saddlebred, sorry!! We are currently at capacity, each adoption funds the next rescue, we have many nice horses looking for loving homes!!