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Florida horse auction this, Sat-pics on fernies webshots.horses need your help!!!.

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  • #81
    So how did everyone do today?

    I wasn't able to go unfortunately, car troubles .

    Hope some horses got some really nice homes!!!
    If you really think about it, what can you blame on a horse?

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    • #82
      I ended up getting one, much to my husbands chagrin.

      I got Deacon. He is a cute 14h QH that is as fat as can be and loving. I did not even look at him before bidding. It is all Beasties fault. I hope I can use him for walk trot lessons if he stays sound.

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      • #83
        Ah, I guess I was typing while misspiggy was posting.

        The auction was really hard. There weren't many people there. Prices seemed mixed to me. The horses with reserves did sell early. I can't remember too many specific prices, but I only remember one beastie getting close to $500. IMHO, they were all dirt cheap!

        I am a bad influence as I'm afraid I encouraged misspiggy to bid despite her intentions to keep her herd the size it was. Note the "was". She did a really good deed by purchasing Deacon for a rediculously low $70-$80 (can't remember). I was particularly worried about him because he's a chunky little guy with an icky cut below his eye and a fat fetlock. He didn't seem to be lame and he was just the sweetest guy! Way to go misspiggy - I think he'll be THE BOMB!!

        I was sucked in by the old bay TB mares. I hesitated on Dust Pocket and I believe she sold to a dealer. I'll be bothered by that for a while

        I stayed on top of Glorious Standard and got her for $220. She is REALLY a georgeous mare! I was stunned when I put her in the pasture. She is in really good weight and has dapples! When I looked at all the paperwork for her, I was surprised that the transfer to the Boy's Ranch was the first recorded on her papers. Figuring that noone had bothered to sign, I looked at her coggins and discovered that the owner listed there was her original breeder!! Surely, they didn't breed, raise, race, breed babies from, and then discard this mare I was thinking I'd try to track them down and get the scoop.

        As penance for Dust Pocket , I bid on Candi Streak and purchased her for a big $70. So she's safe with me, but I need to find her a loving forever home. She is nicely put together and doesn't really look 20. There was also a rumor that she's been ridden. We'll see.

        Like I said, I can't remember too many exact prices, but fernie wrote them down and hopefully she'll feel up to posting them later. All in all it was a very hard thing to take part in.

        misspiggy - I had a uneventful trip back. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! If anyone asks, my story is that you sold 'em at the BBQ place (you know what I mean). Please don't hesitate to ask if I can ever do anything for you
        Y'all ain't right!

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        • #84
          Does anyone know what the palomino pony "Misty" #8 went for? I talked to my husband today and we are going to try to go to the next boys ranch auction and save one. At those prices it's awful scary imagining where they will end up

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          • #85
            I beleive she went for around $300

            my husband will probally not allow me to go any more. He is a tad mad about today.

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              #86
              1st let me say how greatful
              I am that Beastie and Piggy showed up and bought 3 horses.

              I was also very pleased to have secured Woody,the police horse a new and wonderful home,

              with another COTHer.

              He too is safe.

              2nd.

              This sale was the most upsetting and depressing sale I have been to.

              I am stunned at the prices,it was awful for the Boys Ranch and worse for the horses.

              Designer Socks,had the "thousand mile stare",he was in such pain in his front feet.

              After sooo much interest in him ,pre sale,no one turned up to bid on him.No wonder
              he had the stare,he had obviously been kept in wonderful show condition,for him to have racked up so many w/p points for his previous Ammy/owner.

              I could go on and on about the other horses,most of them were kind and gentle souls,were given to the ranch for that reason,they liked humans,and were safe around kids.

              Today.most of them started the downward trip,that will include ,going to many more auctions,not enough care to finally end up at the slaughter house.

              I am sickened and disgusted for these noble creatures.

              I am angry with myself for not getting the word out,effectively enough to help more of these animals.

              I am going outside to feed my own guys now.

              I just cant get my brain around,how to help these animals.

              Yes I have the prices if any body wants them.

              How on earth do we get people to help these horses here in Florida.

              Unless I have $$$ in my hand there is nothing I can do.

              I drive up there the day before and photo as many as I can.I get these pics online.
              people call me, e-mail me and then just dont show up to buy these horses.

              I was back at the ranch at 8am this morning to make quite sure "Woody" got his new owner.

              Ideas????

              Somebody please give me a few grand before the next sale.I really cant do this anymore.Sitting watching these animals sell sooo cheaply broke my heart today.

              I feel equally sorry for the Boys who work with these horses.

              $25 dollars for a 15 yr old TB gelding.

              $100 DOLLARS FOR A 9 YR OLD tb gelding.

              Both quiet and ridable.

              WTF.
              \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                #87
                Misty was sold for $200 to a ""dealer".

                She was a nice pony.
                \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                • #88
                  I'm sick to my stomach. I really wish I had the cash this time around to help at least one. What about getting something going where some of us can buy up what we can, evaluate the horses, advertise them and place them with suitable homes? Possibly do an adoption contract of some sort? My "rescue jones" is kicking back in lately full force.

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                  • #89
                    fernie is right, it was very disheartening to watch not just old & broken-down horses, but young horse with potential, going for these prices.

                    Unfortunately, fernie didn't get to have the spirit lifting that misspiggy and I had. We had to wait forever to cash out and got to know some of the other folks waiting. Thunderbolt and Tank found nice homes as well as Jags, who had an ugly chest wound. The dealer who bought some of the ponies said they were for a friend's stable/lesson program, so hopefully that will work out. She also bought Copper for next to nothing and said she'd like to find him a home if anyone's interested. Maybe misspiggy will remember which horses the nice (& helpful) folk behind us got...

                    SmokingGunFarm, I believe it's kicking in here too. It's just too hard to do nothing. I can't make rescuing a full-time job, but I had some room and felt a need. I'd be happy to work with whoever can help to make things work for the gals I brought home. If there is anyone who has the time, energy, and organizational skills to put something together, I'll do whatever I can. Right now, the rescues I know of are full-up and only taking extreme cases.
                    Y'all ain't right!

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                      #90
                      I did talk to the managers at the boys ranch today,the TBs are the guys that fetch the least money,we are going to try and work something out.

                      But this will NOT pan out if I cant market these horses.

                      I would like to be able to get about $500 per horse for them.

                      I am going to contact them soon about trying to get past the auction,and sell them privately.

                      This will not work if I have no buyers.
                      \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                      • #91
                        Oh Fernie I can't believe I missed this thread I know I have missed you on this board. Your not on nearly has much as you used to be....then maybe like me you only have time to post OR read. Please, please let's set up a fund for next year so you do have SOME funds to buy, this whole thing does break your heart.......and you have seen it first hand. Thanks to all that saved or should I say added a family member. Can you set up a paypal account for the Boys Ranch, we can do reminders periodically, hopefully by next year there will be enough to help some . Bless ya Fernie, missed ya!
                        NO HORSES TO SLAUGHTER CLIQUE
                        http://www.cafepress.com/maneshirts

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                        • #92
                          fernie, I think it's great that the Ranch is willing to talk about pulling the TB's, but I think we should offer less than $500. Maybe $350? I think all the TB's were below or way below that today.

                          Have any of the horses that have gone through the auctions without reserves lately gone for $500? And I don't just mean the old broodmares or lame TB's. Have any of the young seemingly sound ones been in that range? Were there any today? If not, it seems to me that we could explain that we'd be saving a good bit of money if we took our chances and just bought them when they hit the auction. This would guarantee them a good price and get the at risk TB's out of there at a price that would be fair for all.
                          Y'all ain't right!

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                            #93
                            Beastie,normally the TBs go for 3 to 1000,occasionally $1200.

                            I just dont know what happened today.

                            I agree that $350 per head would be better,it saves the TBs from being beaten up in the herd situation,if we can get them out of there earlier rather than later.

                            I am stunned by the prices today,none of the usual good guys who will buy 1 or2 and resell to good homes were there.

                            Nobody liked the fact that they put reserves on a couple of the horses last time.

                            They are trying to sell some of the horses online that they think they can get more for.

                            But you see they thought the rhapsody in blue horse was worth big bucks.

                            He was advertised for $6000 at one time,today he went for $250 to the "Dealer".

                            But it seems to me they have lost a lot of buyers.
                            \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                            • #94
                              Oh, I wish I could have been there!!
                              But, my car is on the fritz and needs a new engine, so it doesn't always cooperate

                              Do any of you know what happened to Designer Socks. Was he sold, is he still at the auction, ...?????

                              I would love to help one of these poor guys.
                              If you really think about it, what can you blame on a horse?

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                                #95
                                Designer Socks sold for $210.
                                \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                                • #96
                                  Thanks Fernie,

                                  I will keep my fingers crossed that he makes it to a good home.

                                  *edited to add:

                                  Just remember Fernie, you have made us aware of this auction. Many here in Florida were unaware of this place (me included) and brought horse rescue closer to home for some of us.
                                  And I simply want to say, Thank you
                                  If you really think about it, what can you blame on a horse?

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                                    #97
                                    Sweatysaddlepad.

                                    thank you for your kind words.

                                    Today was horrible.

                                    I was very happy that Beastie and miss piggy got horses,but the prices were just so low.

                                    I could set up a paypal account,for the boys ranch horses,but I am NOT a 501c and never will be.

                                    My hubby has had it with my horse rescues over the last 23 years,and I dont blame him.

                                    Coth bailed me out when I just could'nt walk away from the "old ladies".

                                    Here on my new property I could keep a couple of extra Souls,but only in transit for a new permanent home.

                                    I would need help with feed and vet care ect.

                                    I try to do what I can where I can,but today was just awful.

                                    I am normally a very chirpy happy person,and can see the funny side of life,

                                    But today my sense of humour just took a dive when I realized how the way things were going for these horses.

                                    I dont know what it takes to wake up the horse community in Florida.

                                    .
                                    NEXT BOYS RANCH AUCTION 1st weekend in Nov.
                                    \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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                                    • #98
                                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fernie fox:
                                      Beastie,normally the TBs go for 3 to 1000,occasionally $1200.

                                      I just dont know what happened today.

                                      I agree that $350 per head would be better,it saves the TBs from being beaten up in the herd situation,if we can get them out of there earlier rather than later.

                                      I am stunned by the prices today,none of the usual good guys who will buy 1 or2 and resell to good homes were there.

                                      Nobody liked the fact that they put reserves on a couple of the horses last time.

                                      They are trying to sell some of the horses online that they think they can get more for.

                                      But you see they thought the rhapsody in blue horse was worth big bucks.

                                      He was advertised for $6000 at one time,today he went for $250 to the "Dealer".

                                      But it seems to me they have lost a lot of buyers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                      Dealer? What kind of dealer? Oh.....maybe I don't want to know.

                                      I have helped out soooooo many horses over the last couple of years and recently sent money to CBER to save two older QH mares that I'm tapped out right now. If I had the space and the funds I may have been able to save a few that went to dealers.

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                                      • #99
                                        Ladies, you have done well.
                                        Remember the rescuers mantra: You can't save them all. Repeat...repeat...etc.

                                        I am glad somebody got the old Appy gal...she would have been my pick (NO, I will not be awailable for placement got a leaky roof that needs fixin )

                                        But gosh, at those prices...if they just wouldn't eat as much as an expensive horse I AM tempted!
                                        Originally posted by BigMama1
                                        Facts don't have versions. If they do, they are opinions
                                        GNU Terry Prachett

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                                        • I am pretty sure Deacon will be an easy keeper. he looks to be one of those Qhs that gets fat on air. I think I am going to have more problems keeping wait off him.

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