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

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  • I just got back. It always takes longer than you think.

    Well he is too cute and settling in nicely. I woman that was there when I picked him up asked if he was pregnant

    I hosed him off but he was too nervous to do anything else. His tail is one big dreadlock, I do not know if I can save it. He is perfectly sound at the walk, but now that I saw his trot I can tell he is off on left hind. I will have to keep eye on that and his cut.


    • OMG, I forgot about his tail!!! It's true, it is one big matted dreadlock. I have never seen anything like it. Maybe you can soak it in Show Sheen or something and see if anything loosens up... Glad you got him home
      Y'all ain't right!


      • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">His tail is one big dreadlock, I do not know if I can save it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

        W-D 40 works wonders! I saved one that had a baseball bat for a tail! It took a long time but bit by bit working with the WD-40 every day and combing out a few hairs at a time, I finally got it apart and looking great.


        • Cowboy Magic Detangler and Shine once saved a woman's hair from a process gone wrong when even the best beauty shop products failed. Her hair was so matted that the frosting cap wouldn't come off. Its worth a try.

          Start at the bottom and use your fingers to slowly separate it. A comb tends to break fragile tail hairs.

          Good luck.


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            Sea Tech went to an excellent home,she will have every opportunity to "shine".

            Will tell you more when I see you.
            \"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\".


            • Anyone know what happened to Detonators Red Fox aka"Foxy" 21 year old red dun mare?


              • Hello,
                I got Woody! He is absolutely what Fernie described him to be, only better. I am so lucky! He has a forever home now! I am just delighted with him. He will be learning how to be a fieldhunter and eventually be 1st filedmaster's horse for Misty Morning Hounds.
                Fernie is such as angel!! However, she is wearing thin - I don't know how she does it.
                Thank you Fernie.


                • Original Poster


                  Detonators Red Foxy $100.00 went to the "dealer".
                  \"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\".


                  • To fernie fox,

                    Can you tell me what the "dealer" will do with the horses that they bought?

                    Do you know this person, or can you track them through the sales records and then buy directly from this "dealer"? That's if they will sell.


                    • Original Poster


                      If you e-mail me I will give you his Phone #.

                      He will take these horses through a series of sales as do most dealers around here.

                      I think he is close to Tallahassee.

                      Which horses are you interested in,I can tell you if He bought them.

                      He resold 2 or 3 of the horses actually at the auction.
                      \"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\".


                      • Thank you for all you do. All of you.
                        "Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896

                        Ponies are cool!


                        • i'm seeing this post a bit late, but any other auctions like this, can you post at netposse? i am looking for my 2 stolen TB mares that we believe are possibly in north florida. one is 5 and one is 6. alot of netposse members are looking for stolen horses as well as horses to adopt. we are always wanting to know about any auctions.


                          • Just to let folks know that I bought Darlin, the bay yearling pinto arab cross for $190. She is so sweet, intelligent, and beautiful. She seems very happy here and she will get the best of care. A friend bought bought Currahee Ranger, a 5 yr old green broke registered throughbred gelding for $50. The auctioneer erred on this one. Ranger was frightened in the ring and acting up and people were watching him instead of paying attention to the bidding. He went to an especially wonderful home.
                            Jeff Parker, the program manager at the ranch, did a great job with the horses and the boys. He got vet and farrier care for the horses and fed them well. He worked with the boys to give the horses as much training as he could. The group of pintabians that were donated weren't even halter broke when they arrived. Jeff was very disappointed with the prices and is doing his best to improve the program.


                            • Glad to hear from you Capricorn! Darlin absolutely was a darlin! Good luck with her!! And I'll second Ranger going to a good home. I saw him in the ring and was worried that the dealer would be the only one to bid on him. I talked to the folks who got him and they seem soooo nice!

                              Jeff and the young guys really did do a good job. You could tell they had put in a lot of time with some of the young ones and it broke my heart that there weren't more folks there to appreciate their efforts and buy the horses.

                              I thought most of the horses looked to be in pretty in good shape (other than the nicks and scrapes you'd expect). I know Candi Streak is still putting on after having a foal and Glorious Standard is bordering on plump
                              Y'all ain't right!


                              • Yeah, my guy might be plump too


                                • oh and to add, the boy who was there when Beastie picked up the girls was very and egar to help. I think he might have been new to horses but seem excited to be working with them. He was very proud to tell me that he was the one that lead Deacon around at the auction.


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                                    I think the boys had halter broken all of the youngsters.

                                    I got to the ranch at 8 am sale day and they were all washing and cleaning up their alocated horses.

                                    I am so happy[now I have got over how low the prices were].it seems we did get some of the horses great homes.

                                    Will work harder next time and hopefully more folks will show up to buy prospects and may be some of the companion type horses.
                                    \"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\".


                                    • I spoke with the person who bought Red Foxy and he will sell her, but not at an auction. He says that he sells from his home, mostly by word-of-mouth.

                                      My wife spoke to his mother and she says that he has been buying and selling since he was 16. She seemed very proud of the fact that he has a line of customers who trust to call him when they need a particular type of horse and he is good at matching them up or finding them what they need.

                                      His name is Ernie Cruce and he wanted his phone number posted so that readers would know that he is only trying to make an honest profit, but I don't want to be responsible for posting it.

                                      He said that a lady from the TBR called about the two TBs that he bought, but after speaking to him, he hasn't heard from her again, so they are still for sale, as well as the Red Foxy mare.


                                      • Here's what a $70 one-eyed appy looks like
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                                        Y'all ain't right!


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                                          Beastie she is lovely.

                                          Hey Farmboy that is great,are you going to buy Red Foxy,that would be great.
                                          \"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\".