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    Default Rex Granus mare in bad condition about to go thru auction

    Posting from my phone. At Eugene Livestock Auction's monthly horse sale. There is a mare here listed as a wb by Rex Grannus. She is five yrs old, nursing a half apha colt and is a rack of bones. Chestnut w blaze and I think four whites. Says owner passed away and office has no papers. Write up says she is out of a tb mare and could be inspected Westphalian and Han.

    If anyone is interested in giving this mare a home, send me an email at Gretchen.aitken@gmail.com

    The sale starts at 3:30 pst
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    Forgot to say location which is Oregon
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    Horrible situation.
    Do meat buyers want a rack of bones with a foal at side?

    Hope a horse rescue in the Northwest can step in.

    Neighsavers is good and aggressive. They are in California.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakstable View Post
    Horrible situation.
    Do meat buyers want a rack of bones with a foal at side?
    I may be wrong, but I believe it is illegal to transport a mare w/a foal at foot.

    And this is not the kind of horse meat buyers purchase anyway. The foal is of zero value 'cause it's too small, and as you pointed out, they sell by the pound, so the mare would not be of value either.

    The only way a meat guy is going to buy this pair is if they think they can flip 'em using the old "They're going to slaughter if no one buys them" method.

    If the horse has no papers, how does anyone know who she is sired by or what year she was born? You have to say whatever is said at auction with several tablespoons of salt....



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    I believe this is her. It is the right dam anyway: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/inde...mall_font=1&l=
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    Rereading story it says there have been three premium foals from the cross so maybe that isn't her.
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    She sold for $60, but to a home and not for meat.
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    This thread was crossposted on HGS, and a member's trainer ended up purchasing her, her colt, and two other mares. Thank you for posting this OP, you were able to get this mare into a great home



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    Quote Originally Posted by ShannonD View Post
    This thread was crossposted on HGS, and a member's trainer ended up purchasing her, her colt, and two other mares. Thank you for posting this OP, you were able to get this mare into a great home
    That is so awesome!

    I was delighted last night to get an e-mail from the person that bought her. What a relief that she went to a HOME, and not for meat. The meat buyer quit bidding at $50. I'm hoping that her owner won't mind keeping me updated. I think she's going to be a beautiful mare once she returns to condition. I am so happy that she was rescued!!
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    What a nice ending!
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    In regards to the meat buyer, some - from my understanding - will purchase such, take them home or send them to a feedlot and feed them up, then re-sell (if they took the horse home) or send down the slaughter pipeline. I know of a local horse dealer who does this regularly (takes them back to his place and feeds - not sure how long he keeps them though and so how skinny he would buy), and a local horse and bison feedlot who purchases weaned youngsters, fattens them up over the course of a year, then sends them to slaughter.

    Glad she went to a good home!!! She looks like she's got some fabulous lines.
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    So glad this one and her foal were saved!!!

    The local meat dealer does this, but only when he knows the papers say that the horse has not been clear of "meds" for the 6 months required. He will keep the horse for the necessary balance and, if someone comes around who wants the horse, he will sell at a much higher price than he would have bought the horse or even sold it at the auction.



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    Default A very happy update!

    I was able to buy this mare from the woman who rescued her three weeks ago. She is SUCH a wonderful girl, and busy being pampered to death.

    I owe a big eternal thanks to everybody who had a part in rescuing her.

    This is her!
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    Beautiful!! She looks so happy. Did she have a foal?



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    Very Nice! What happened to the foal?
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    The foal was sold a couple months ago to a very nice family, I understand. I'd love to keep track of him, too!



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    Wow!! SO nice there is a "HAPPY" ending!!!



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    What a joyous update to see!!! She's just lovely.

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    She is beautiful!! Are you riding or breeding her? Thanks for the update
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    Wow, what a lovely mare and a great story, very heartwarming!! Congrats!!
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