Monday, April 6, 2009

Enumclaw Auction Report - 4/5/09

Yeah, I promise - something less depressing in the AM. But here's the report.

1. 22 year old mustang mare, grey, very well trained. A little girl's horse. She wanted to get on her in the auction ring one last time. Hey, if you're her parents, YOU SUCK because that mare went to a kill buyer for $85. I am hoping that, given the time of year, he'll sell her to a trail string or camp and she'll be safe for the moment but you still suck for letting her go to him.

2. 11 year old APHA mare, well broke, high headed gaming type, loud color. $350.

3. 4 year old APHA solid red dun breeding stock, nice color, not broke but had ground work. Not registered yet but papers exist to register. $185.

4. 11 year old grade gelding, trail broke, very large, quiet, cute, clean legs but someone else noticed he'd foundered before. $800 to dealer - assume for resale.

5. 12 year old Arabian gelding, registered, sweepstakes nominated, Huckleberry Bey/Eleuzis breeding, E/W, jumps, shown, small, bay, very pretty head, quiet to ride, sound, but was coughing at the canter when ridden outdoors. $170. Believe he went to a private buyer.

6. Black grade gelding, didn't catch age, 4 socks and stripe, cute, camps, trails, well broke, $625.

7. 7 year old Pinto half Arabian, loud colored, explosive when they tried to mount, led through, $140 but don't think it went to kill. Looked like a private buyer to me.

8. 2 year old good sized dun tobiano APHA gelding, thin and rain rot but not bad looking. $85 to kill.

9. 16 year old very fat cushings-looking small pony or mini mare, might be bred, $180

10. 15 year old gelding, chestnut, nice elegant look to him, quarter type, well broke $600

11. 16 year old silver dapple small pony or mini mare, broodmare, led through $150

12. Adorable fat loud colored bay tobiano small pony or mini gelding, cleaned up and shiny, $450

13. 7 year old QH mare, neck reins, big head/huge ears, $160 to kill.

14. 8 year old palomino overo gelding, no papers, very well broke, carries a flag, etc. $1475

15. 5 year old TB gelding, chestnut, huge, pretty, OTTB, no papers. Ron (the auction owner/kill buyer) grabbed him for $300 before anybody else had a chance to bid. He wants $700 to re-sell. He was our pick but we thought they'd go lower to start and then, bam, Ron grabbed him. I am sure he intends upon a resale but the gelding's big enough and fat enough that he might not lose money shipping him at that price. Did not get to see tattoo to ID him - he was upset in the pen and kicking at people.

16. Very hot little upset gaited mare, Morgan/TWH, 10 years. $150.

17. 1992 black, very pretty mini mare, shown at halter, broodmare, in foal to registered mini stallion, does not ride, $160

18. 8 yr. old AQHA gelding, trail broke, used for lessons, sooty buckskin color, carries a flag, $650

19. 3 year old Arabian gelding, size of a yearling. $40 to kill.

20. 20 year old NSH, lots of riding pictures on stall but led through, very cute face. $130 to kill buyer - again, given the time of year I am hoping he will wind up at a camp or trail string.

21. Bay overo mare, 8 yrs. snarly tempered, pig eye, thin, led through $85 to kill.

22. 2 yr. old QH gelding, good size, sorrel, nice manners, led through, $105 - believe it was a private buyer

23. 14 yr. old Paint mare, bay overo, very nice quality, no sale at $575 - kudos to you, seller.

24. 7 year old black overo mare, paint, no papers but LOVELY mare, went to a horseshow yesterday and had ribbons to show for it, no sale. Kudos to you, seller. Her name is Crystal Blue Cheyenne - I looked for a private sale ad and didn't find one but if you see this mare advertised, go look - I thought she was a very nice mare. I wonder if that is her reg. name and the papers are just going to take some work? Anyway, nicest horse in the sale in my opinion.

25. 11 yr old APHA mare, Painted Jet Deck (not sure if that's her name or from her pedigree?), really nice quality broodmare, very long neglected feet, very pregnant. Has her papers but no promises on breeders' certificate for the foal. $700.

26. Yearling colt, not sure of breed? Looked like a pretty headed QH. Very cute, spirited. $60. Didn't see who got him.

27. Gray Arabian mare, filthy dirty, led through, allegedly broke. About 6 yrs. old. $130.

28. 3 year old QH gelding, reiner type, dark bay, $500

29. 13 year old TWH mare, led in, $110 to kill.

30. 4 year old TB mare, with papers (Capsized x Wild Passions by Wild Again). Unbroke. Sound and quiet and pretty headed, but straight shoulder. $200. I believe she went to a private buyer. No names on papers but breeder, Joseph DiPietro.

31. Pair of unbroke 10 year old fat Arabian mares. You all know where they went. I think they sold them both for $100.

32. 6 year old reg. APHA gelding, Shameless Express. Led through but allegedly broke. $375.

33. Chocolate palomino mini stud, rode nicely with huge oversized kid on back, $400.