HORSE MAY BE AT RISK! Paint went thru Unadilla auction 12/8/06 - Trying to find Toby!
One of my boarders brought a trailer in today and took her horse. She gave us no notice at all. She then knocked on my door to inform me that he went to Unadilla. Told me "oh they don't have killer buyers at those auctions anymore". Boy is she wrong. This horse is the poster child for horses that get bought by the killers. I feel awful knowing where he went. He is not a bad horse, just lacking in good training. They didn't do much with him. He is sound and young, maybe 5? I am sick to my stomach knowing what may come of him now. I mean this is a horse we cared for and know, which makes it personal. I wish I could do something. I think his owners are scumbags. I called them over a week ago because he hurt himself pretty bad - got stuck on the fence rail when he reared in the pasture and gashed his leg pretty good. They never came or even called me back. I ended up having to care for the wound myself because I couldn't just let it sit like that. People like that shouldn't have animals. I cannot do anything myself right now. I took in 3 OTTBs from Suffolk a few weeks ago and I am flat broke. Do you know anyone who could watch out for him at the sale? Let me know what happened? Or maybe outbid the killer buyer if neccessary? He really is not a bad horse. He just needs someone to work with him. He's not mean at all, just pushy. He is a chestnut splashed paint with a big white face. He is big and stocky, about 16hh. He has a week old wound down his right front leg. He has been boarded here with us for about 3 months and is in good condition. His name is Toby. Please let me know if there is any way to find out. I am worried sick over him. Thanks. Here is the only photo we could find of him, let me know if the link doesn't work. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/blkdgt...e2.jpg&.src=ph
Last edited by HobbyHorseLabradors; Dec. 10, 2006 at 12:03 AM.
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Technically, I could. But I would have trouble not trying to put them all in my backseat to take home with me!
I do not have ANY money to buy him and at this point cannot afford to keep him here for free either in light of the OTTBs we recently aquired and now short a board check.
Obviously I have the stall, his empty one, but I just can't afford to feed him.
Well, I owe a batch of cookies for Avery's auction. And I was going to make some for presents for the barn (shhh!). I will go to Walmart and buy even more mini muffin tins and just cook'em all at once. And buy more of those tubs!
Of course...I can also get the cotton candy tubs from Walmart...and um, empty those...
you guys are wonderful. While I am simply aghasted at anyone who would just dump a horse like this, seeing everyone rally around to save him...well, I am proud to "know" you.
ok, update Little Brown Horse called Unadilla, the auction is happening RIGHT NOW! It stated at 6pm and there aren't many horses there.
Anyone know how to contact the meat buyer to see if he bought Toby?
Maybe we can raise the ransom to free him?
We have a wonderful home for him, just need the ransom!
I don't know if anyone contacted Marli directly. Unfortunately, I just saw this thread. I have called her, but, unfortunately, got her voice mail. I have asked that she call me as soon as possible, and directed her to this thread. If the auction is tonight, and I think it is, the timing is pretty tight. Everyone jingle hard that this can be pulled off in the time allowed.
I'm praying that she heard of this situation earlier and is on her way to the auction.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.