What Happened to the Auction Horses?
Here is the back story on the auction that was held June 2, 2018 by Lori Murphy
Yesterday (June 2, 2018) Wildhorse Ranch Rescue attended a livestock auction for 21 horses (wilds and domestics) that were rounded up in Sahuarita AZ. Horse lovers and Rescues came together and made sure all of these horses were safe from the kill buyers/horse traders at the auction. The plan went well until the first bid came in on one of the mothers with a foal with a lame leg. It was a kill buyer/horse trader that won the bid.
After that he bid on every single group of horses, but all of us were on to him and beat him in every subsequent bid opportunity. He was not going to take these horses to slaughter!
After the final bid, everyone breathed a sigh of relief and cheered for the ones that we rescued, but there was unfinished business with the kill buyer/horse trader. Kim approached him and asked him how much he wanted for the pair. He thought about and wanted $500 (he bought them for under $200). Then as soon as he named the # an amazing horse loving couple from Wittman stepped in and said, You have deal. They paid the kill buyer and saved these two horses!
I had tears in my eyes as I looked at these horses and behind them was a double decker livestock trailer and knowing that they never have to see one of those.. is just.. I can't even put into words how special that is.
Out of 21 horses that were rescued --
9 horses went to other rescues and private buyers
Mom and baby pair went to Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary
Mom and Baby pair rescued by Wittman couple
Mom and Baby pair rescued by private buyer - good ppl and going to a good home
Stallion (that looked like Beau on sterioids) went to D-S Horse rescue in Tuscon
Pregnant Grulla Mare went to a private buyer - going to a good home
Bay gelding went to Jackie with Dept of AG
The remaining 12 horses were saved by WHRR
Grey gelding - Significant leg deformities and sun burn that will require our attention - to go to AZ Equine for care
Mom and baby pair - Fostered by Jennifer with Heart for Horses rescue
Yearling stud - Fostered by Jennifer with Heart for Horses rescue
Yearling sorrel filly - To be fostered by Wittman Couple
Bay gelding - To be fostered by Wittman Couple
Dark bay mare- To be fostered by Tami Sims-Blake
Black yearling filly- To be fostered by Tami Sims-Blake
Bay yearling filly- To be fostered by Tami Sims-Blake
Grey/White Gelding - To be fostered by Tami Sims-Blake - super sweet horse. We named him Mel
Bay Stallion - To go to Arizona Equine Rescue Organization partners barn on Wednesday to be gelded by Midwestern University and recoop for 30 - 45 days - will need a foster or permanent home after this time period
Dun/Bucksin Stallion - To go to Arizona Equine Rescue Organization partners barn on Wednesday to be gelded by Midwestern University and recoop for 30 - 45 days - will need a foster or permanent home after this time period.
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