I said I would post about my pony in the Non-Avian Pets section, so here you go. This was COMPLETELY unplanned, I wasn't expecting to buy a horse or pony anytime soon, but I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I may not know what the reason is, but this happened. LOL
As some of you know, I volunteer with a horse rescue group called Auction Horses. I won't go into detail about that here, you can find more if you dig in the General Chit Chat section, I believe. Anyway. We're called Auction Horses, and we go to two horse auctions every month, one in Enumclaw, WA and one in Eugene, OR. We list the horses available in the kill pens on our website, forum, Craigslist and Facebook pages to try to rehome them before they go on the slaughter trucks. I've been doing this for a year on November 1st, and have done everything from networking on the previously mentioned websites and local tack shops, going to the auctions and helping to evaluate the horses that are bought for slaughter, facilitating the rescue (initiated contact with the owner, and organized the transportation) of a 30 year old quarter horse gelding who would have gone to the auction (and bought for slaughter) otherwise, and other things.
One of the things I hadn't done until now was actually take on a rescue of my own. I wasn't able to go to the auction this month, so as soon as they were available I looked at the pictures and descriptions of the horses. There were 20 this month, which is a large number for this auction. As soon as I saw #63 I knew there was no way I could let her ship. The auction was Sunday, the 6th and people have until the next Monday to buy them. That's today. So when by Friday nobody seemed interested I started panicking so I started fundraising for her $400 "bail". I had it by that night but I still wanted to give someone else a chance to buy her, so I waited all day Saturday and paid for her yesterday morning.
Her kill pen name is "Ghost" but I'm naming her Gypsy. She is a 14.2 hand (58 inches or 4'10") Welsh Pony cross mare. I'm not sure what she's crossed with. LOL Her teeth show that she's between 7 and 13 years old.
I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it!
Edited by msdani1981, 15 October 2012 - 03:06 PM.