That's so sad. I see so many threads like this where animals are being sent to auction if they don't get re-homed asap. It just breaks my heart but I can't take any more animals. I took 2 rescues last year and have never done that before. I just couldn't turn my back on two weanlings.
Jingles and prayers for the horses involved.
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Old stallions and old broodmares thrown away after their breeding days are over. We are a disposable country. And Tom Fool on his dam's side?
Well fugly had the late geldings on her post the other day and 24 yoa is not too old to geld.
Someone take him. I'll donate towards the transport or gelding.
Ya gotta love the SDJ's! He was such a grand stallion! I'm in too. Wish I could take him. What is the companion? There was a SDJ that stood in South Alabama years ago, many of his babies raced in Birmingham -- very kind, big boned, tall sporthorse type. Is this stallion still breedable?
I might have some photos of these guys as I used to board my mare and foal there. I will look around later when I return home. They were not in the best condition when I left a few months ago but I know they were UTD on vaccinations, deworming, and trimmings.
My father said he would be happy to take in the older stallion! The catch is finding a way to get him here. He is located in NC. If your friend is still needing to find a home for him, I think between my father and the cothers we could find him some rides out this way.
I would be willing also possibly be willing to take one. There are a couple of variables working against the boys, though, so let me elaborate.
I just spoke with the barn manager, and the she said the owner is willing to give these guys away with papers, and they are current on all vaccinations, farrier, deworming, etc. Broadway Jester is on all day turnout in a private paddock, and apparently still quite spunky! Both are sound, healthy and "have never even had a snotty nose". The current owner has owned Boradway Jester since he was a yearling. The farm is closing it's doors, and all horses need to be moved before the 15th. From what I gather, Broadway Jester is in all day turnout, and is respectful of fencing, etc. though he still KNOWS he is a stallion and will act like one. Concorde's Future is a bit more mild mannered, even though he is "younger". Whatever the case, they have both been in a boarding situation for years, so we know they are easy to handle, as long as someone remembers they are stallions.
HOWEVER, neither horse has a current coggins, and they apparently there is someone scheduled to pick them up for the sale on Tuesday. I could also possibly offer a home for one of them, but I am not aware of any hauler who will haul without a current coggins in hand, unless the horse is going directly to a sale.
Whatever the situation, and whereever the horses end up permanantly, I am thinking the horses *may* need somewhere to stay for a day or two until the coggins is back, and final transport arrangements can be made. Even if I cannot take one, I would be willing to pitch in, as well, for hauling. I cannot afford to haul one home presently, as I just purchased an older stallion and all of my resources are going into him right now, and he needs to come first.
Thanks, Joie!! I'm glad to hear she got back to you, and thank you for providing all the details. My friend and I are working on finding temporary housing for them around here until we can get everything in order - I should know about that in a few hours. Greenerpastures on the other thread said her father has agreed to take one of them. I'm willing to get the coggins done and I can arrange that no problem. Anyone have any ideas on shipping companies, quotes, how to get this all done??
Thanks so much!!