In the heart of Amish country there is a well known horse auction at the Sugarcreek Livestock Auction Barn. This is an auction typically held every Friday, but since there was no sale yesterday (Good Friday) the sale was held today. Every week dozens of horses are run through and meet a dreaded fate that ends with a long ride to Mexico where they will be slaughtered.
This auction is not a typical stop for us, however, our friends at Bella Run Equine were there saving horses and offered to take home ANOTHER rooster, so this is where we met.
As the auction was coming to a close and the last little pony was sent through, his life was not valued at more than a twenty dollar bill. The owner of the auction barn stood and asked if anyone wanted the pony and said if not he would “be on the truck.” Without a second thought, and since no one else spoke up, we raised our hands for a skinny, senior stud pony.
As if that is not crazy enough, as we were loading our little pony, a woman ran to our trailer and begged us to take a little mini stud she bid on thinking it was a mare. She asked if we could pay $20 for him, I reached in my pocket and had only $16, and she said SOLD!
So here we come to Happy Trails with 2 little miniature studs who need quarantine, vaccinations, and most importantly… Castration!
While the costs to save their little lives was minimal, the cost to get them healthy and adoptable will be great.
Please consider a donation to bring these minis home and give them the life they deserve. Donate Now or mail a check and put minis in the memo to 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266.