Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Auction!

Sorry I wasn't able to post last night, we were at the auction until after 9pm. We got there around 9am, so it was a very long day. There were over 400 horses run through!

We were only able to save 11 of them. We spent just over $3,000, all of the Slaughter Fund and more.

We got some very nice horses, most aged 9-18, we did thin white Arab mare, and a thin TB gelding with swollen front legs. He went for $100.00. We also got some very nice dude string Quarter Horse types who will make wonderful horses for people who are looking to adopt. I will post pics and more info later, but for now we need to go back and load up four of them to head back to Vegas for the long drive home. The other seven will be hauled to Vegas by a hauler from Fallon, they should arrive in the next few days.

It was an exhausting and difficult day for all of us. Eleven of four hundred ihardly seems like a drop in the bucket, but it makes a difference to those eleven who were able to save. Still, it's hard to think of the ones we had to leave behind.

Huge thanks to everyone who has pitched in for this auction save!


KellyByrd1 said...

Whoa- I can't imagine how difficult that must have been- soooo many horses... It's been reported that the animal shelters are up 30% with all the 'foreclosure' dogs and cats... I'm sure the state of the economy has affected the number of horses at these sales as well. It's so horrible- I haven't yet watched the video you had on the blog- the one with a 'warning- graphic' note. Those horses you saved are soooo lucky that you and yours have chosen to dedicate yourself to their wellbeing! Great job, as difficult as it must have been.... Hang in there- Kelly

LisaGS1223 said...

Like the starfish story... "It makes a difference to *this* one."

Safe travels to you, Vaya con Dios.