On Saturday I headed up to the Hayes Brothers horse sale. The breed line bred Skipper W horses and have for many many years. They are only about 1/2 hour from my house and they have cows and horses next to our pastures down here so I like to go up there. I got my belle mare from there and also Razz came from there. Although both of them were not raised and sold by the Hayes, they both were sold there.
I looked through the catalog before hand to have an idea of what they were selling and had to pick out a few I thought I liked even though I had no intention on buying anything. There were about 6 I liked, both mares and gelding and so I wanted to watch the preview and see how they were in that. Sometimes there is stuff going on that lets me know I don't want a certain horse or there are others I skipped over that I thought were really nice in the preview.
First #3 Blue Eyes, he was so pretty that was what caught my eye at first. But he also looked good in the preview, a little more lively than some, which is fine, I kinda like that. He only sold for $1650, pretty good deal if I was looking.
And then #6 TSF Gun N Smoke, he was not there and so the Hayes boys put in one of their broke horses from their ranch string and he sold pretty good, for $4400. I also had #12 that was not there either. I guess that's why you pick a few cause no guarantees they will be there.
Then #15 Northern Royal Reed, he was also pretty and super duper quiet, I think he woulda made just a nice riding horse that coulda been used for anything. He sold for $3000, so more reasonable price, they should all be bringing that I think.
Then I picked the last horse of the sale, #45 WG Ima Tedi Too. She was very pretty and just nice, she sold for $3500, pretty good for a mare and the last horse of the sale.
While I was there I also saw a bay gelding I liked and he sold for $3500, pretty nice horse, woulda made an excellent ranch horse. And a mare I really liked, she was a little hotter and not very good in the arena, she only sold for $800 I think she is who I woulda chose if I was buying, super cheap and I liked her.
They had 3 girls riding there horses this year and they just put miles and miles on them and so they seemed a little quieter and it seemed to work for them. I sure like going up there and visiting my neighbors as well. It is probly the only horse sale I have gone to and made money at, lol. I had some halters for sale and one neighbor wanted them so I brought them up and he took them all. I was glad to get them out of my house and he was glad to be able to have some halters that aren't draft size.