Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dear, Maybe You Shouldn't Have Gone To the Auction Then...

Most of us when presented with the opportunity to attend a livestock auction have one instantaneous reaction - but that reaction can be one of two things. Its either grab the wallet and hitch up the trailer, or freeze the bank cards and find the smallest car to ride in possible. Cause if we take the wallet, and just take the truck, we all know that there is that very very high chance (nearly 100%) that we will end up bringing a four legged critter home - whether we INTEND to or not! lmao. 

I'm thinking that maybe this person should have left the wallet, froze the credit cards in a block of ice, and bicycled over to the auction site. Or better yet, just not attended. 

Horse - $500 (Camden)

This is my yearling horse. I got him from an auction and his paper work says he's a quarter horse. I just do not have the time to train him. He is not gelded and walks good on a lead. $500 or will trade for a ride-able horse. Email me if you are interested. 


So if you can't keep a horse you paid bottom dollar for at the auction - and now you are DUMPING him on craigslist because you don't have time to train him. 

Can You SEE the steam coming from my ears? 

1) The horse was dumped at an auction to start with because there NO MARKET for low bred horses of ANY BREED. 

2) This person obviously felt the need to rescue the young stallion, probably paid up front cash for him, but can't PAY FOR GELDING? If they refuse/can't pay for gelding, then you can be pretty darn sure things like regular vet costs, farrier costs, and the like haven't been done. 

3) They don't have the time to train him? HE'S A YEARLING!!! There isn't much to 'train', at least not in the traditional sense of the word. Training a yearling is things like handling feet, clippers, baths, trailer training, ground manners, basic commands on the ground such as walk, whoa, back, etc. Simple, easy stuff that DOESN'T require more than 5-10 minutes a day! Most of us take longer than that to take a shower! 

4) Whaddya wanna bet that this yearling at auction didn't go for much over $100? And the asking price is now $500? I'm all for making a profit, but this is a bit redonkulous!

5) Anyone out there be willing to actually trade a fully-trained, adult horse for this little guy?

As far as I know, Camden is in NY somewhere, so anyone wanting a little project pony snap this guy up! He's got a whole life ahead of him, and if you start em right, you have a lifetime partner. 


  1. Um, Camden's a city in New Jersey, not New York. There's a chance that they're from another Camden, but that's the closest one we know of. And it IS a city. A very dangerous one, worse than Newark.


  2. There is a Camden, Indiana, and it's populated by... um.... "Rural-Americans." With crimson napes.

    This fits.

  3. I said NY because I got it out of a NY craigslist listing...

  4. Maybe they listed it in a nearby location, hoping for a bite on fresh bait and new blood... It happens a lot more than we would like to think...

    Yeah, I want to trade a good rideable horse to someone who may just as easily take them to the auction and dump 'em. Or jack the price a few hundred bucks and try to flip them as well. You just never know anymore.

    >>...his paper work says he's a quarter horse.<<

    And it's in black and white, so it must be true...


    If nothing else, at least they gave the horse some quiet time in a 'home' if you can call it that and fattened him up for the meat man. Rock on there! *eyeroll*

  5. Could be Camden, KY since there is the West Kentucky Horse Sale.

  6. So the moral of the story: