The sale today was somewhat quiet.
There were approximately 50 horses that went through.
Most of which went to kill buyers.
Attendance was down from last week by about 50% and the number of horses is also down, considering the holidays are over.
Prices remain below average.
There were no Thoroughbreds in today's sale.
We acquired a sweet little QH today.
The most prominent breeds were Standardbreds and Quarter Horses.
There were several Standardbreds -broke to drive and a couple were quite sound and traffic safe. ------Off track horses.
There were approximately 5 Standardbred youngsters.
Two very small pinto ponies broke to ride and drive sold well at about $275
Price range on the light - medium weight horses ranged from 20-40 cents per pound.
Approximate average dollar price on 'riding horses' was $350
Some horses were sold by the dollar, some by the pound.
There were no horses ridden through however, there was a lovely little black QH mare all tacked up -but was hand walked through?
I saw three heavy horses go through. I believe the price range was 16-32 cents.
A lovely Belgian mare, very fit, sound and well broke to work
Two Clyde boys.
There was a 2yr Dutch Warmblood (not sound IMO) and a lovely tall older gelding with the most beautiful head! ---He got a home.
UPDATE -Our TB Stallion from last week is now a TB Gelding and doing fine.
Special thanks to Deborah for the surprise donation of two much needed winter blankets and some other items!
Special thanks to Heather AGAIN for fostering the two latest horses!
The mature OTTB mare purchased for Debbie, is doing fantastic. They reported that she is bombproof, dead quiet and has a lovely walk,trot and canter under saddle! She turned out to be the perfect FIRST horse for her owner.
Poppy (another OTTB) continues to be an absolute GEM!
Smooch (OTTB) has put lots of weight on and is really showing his lovely personality. He's a character!
The TB yearling colt is learning to lunge with tack at his new home. :)
The OTTB gelding with the hock injury has recovered and they reported that he is a total gentleman and sound to ride!
*The above may or may not include all of the horses processed and all prices listed are approximate values*
Anyone that would like to consider a horse from OLEX is welcome to join us on Tuesdays. I am always happy to assist in anyway I can.
NOTE: I will not be attendance at next week's sale, but a basic summary report will be posted the following day.