Horses Gone

Earlier this week the owners of the seven horses came back. They had been away on a working trip for about four weeks. While they were gone, the horses were penned up in a tiny space on crown land next to The Bailey Bridge. The situation had become a community concern and several people put in a lot of work to make sure the animals were fed and watered.

It’s one of those strange Coalmont Stories. Shortly after returning, the couple left town again but the circumstances are less clear this time. According to reports, the horses were taken away in a trailer. All that remains is a well trampled patch and the posts from the electric fence. We can take it for granted that there is also a lot of horse manure and an old travel trailer.

The crown land lot by river

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    This ad was posted on the Facebook Page BC Auction Horses.
    I can’t seem to post the pics but unfortunately they are the ones that are gone, but not forgotten, from Coalmont.

    These horses are booked into Valley Auction’s THURSDAY Feb 25th SALE…. viewing will be permitted from Saturday the 20th on at the Valley Auction Sale Yard. Please remember these horses have been abandoned since June 2015 and MUST BE SOLD THROUGH PUBLIC AUCTION….. no one is to attempt purchasing them private prior to the sale…. go meet them…. they are super friendly and looking for attention. Please also note, there is no registration papers or confirmation of age available, these are just guesses listed below…..
    1) Black stallion, thinking around 4 years old.
    1) Buckskin, seems gelded, maybe coming 2 years old.
    1) Mature bay brood mare, seems heavily in foal, quiet and gentle, stands about 14hh if that.
    1) solid face bay mare, might be coming 2.
    1) wide blazed bay mare might be coming 5.
    1) bay mare with star stripe snip seems to be about 3 years old….
    I guess someone was tired of feeding someone elses horses since last summer and is now trying to recoup the cost of the feed and care, this being a brutal winter when it comes to the cost of hay. Hopefully they find homes and do not end up in the meat buyers pen, not that there is anything wrong with slaughtering horses but these ones are deserving of a long term home.

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