Amish Horses for SaleAmoish Horses for sale
Amish men are leading muscled horses over a sleeper, their haymats only as high as the animals' collars, the clasp of giant hoofs echoed noisily. While the horses climb into the stables, the cove opens its gates and the snows blow in. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, the first big equestrian event of the year, is like a well-oiled pushchair.
The Amish from all over the land come here to buy and sale their huge draught horses and splendid dish horses. Non-Americans attracted by the "Cadillac" grade of pets and sellers of calipers, strollers and made-to-measure table-cloth. This year, the open sale took place on 16 and 17 January.
It is actually three in one, offers draught horses for use in the field, harnesses and a seperate Morgan horses sale. On the first part of the show, the vendors attach their pets and take them for a ride in the dirty world. There is a feeling for how the horses move and how they behave, how the presenter described their inheritance.
Approximately 85 per cent of purchasers and vendors are Amish, said Dale Stoltzfus, an organiser of the sale. In Pennsylvania Dutch on the first morning, prospective purchasers talked to conventional haymakers as they took note in the 200-page leader who enumerated the horses. The purchasers could fall asleep on it and return to the next day's bidding.
Stoltzfus said about 500 horses were for sale this year and the number was put at about 10,000 humans. At one side of the building there was a real -life sale of land and equestrian gear, with stands that sold everything an Amish peasant could need: carriages and strollers; barns; wrought iron and horseshoe service; handmade harness, saddle, bits and rugs; and whoopies, cream-filled donuts, milk shakes and smooth pretzels. As well as the other.
One of the listeners of the speech was Shelley Thorne-Le Blanc, co-owner of Butternut Ridge Belgians in New Brunswick, Canada. Driving over 13hrs to Harrisburg with a group of Canadians showing Belgians at trade shows in Canada and the USA, she filmed horses that aroused her interest and said she would be comparing her thoughts with those of her husbands later that nig.
The number 95, called Eastview Thunder, was a real commotion, but in the end the horses were a no-sale because the bidding was too low and the owners rejected it. Stoltzfus said the highest selling prize was for a draught animal called Watersedge Flash Impressive, which was for $25,000 to a Maine based outfit.
They will use him as a showhorses instead of ploughing land or tractor. Proudfus said he had learnt that you can never tell which horses will make the big pay. "She said, "It only took two men to fell in love with the same old man to make the cost go up.