Due to unfortunate events 13 purebred, registered Icelandic horses will be finding themselves at a Vernon BC Canada horse auction on September 20th, 2014. The horses were bred by a small time breeder who was forced to cut down his herd due to health problems and chose this unfortunate venue to disperse his herd. I have been working very hard to find bidders for the horses and all but 4 have people who have promised to outbid the slaughter house buyer. 3 of the 4 that are left are very shy geldings in their late teens, unhandled and extremly unlikely to find bidders. However, a wonderful Icelandic horse trainer and owner, Hanna Dilts has stepped up and offered to save and take care of these horses. But she should not have to pay for them and this is the perfect opportunity for us in the Icelandic horse community to step up and support a worthy cause. The horses are in bad need of farrier and dental work as well as deworming. The funds will help buy hay for them for the winter and fuel for the 10 hour trip to their new home. Hanna and her husband have a large farm with huge pastures for the horses to roam. She has already rescued a 26 year old mare from the group who is loving her new home.
So please support Logi, Klettur and Kopar, they have done nothing wrong to be in this situation.…I would like to challenge anyone who had a great ride on Icelandic horse this summer to make a donation. And if you gave $100.00 or more contact me with your mailing address and I will send you a copy of the book More Joy with Icelandics.
Boost! I think the picture is just an extremely awkward angle as well, as i’ve heard that these poor old guys are actually somewhat decent horses! Look at those hooves :( This is what irresponsible breeding does - it’s the horses who suffer the consequences, in the end. Let’s get these boys safe!!
Apparently 2 of the following 3 mares just lost their promised bids, less than 2 days before the auction :( Can anyone help these girls out??
This brown mare is called Skeifa, and she’s sired by a first prize stallion called Segull who scored 8.29!
The two red mares, Pandra and Elska, are 9 and 10 years old, perfect ages for riding horses. If we can’t find bidders for them, it is very likely that they will be slaughtered. They are probably very confused and frightened and you can see how bad their hooves are, these girls are in rough shape. They deserve better, let’s get them out of there!
Please boost this, ESPECIALLY if you are in Canada. This whole situation makes me sick, these poor horses..