For the first time in eleven summers, we made it to the horse market. When Dave heard of it when we were first here, he threatened to lock me in the cellar. But I’m OK now!
I understand there used to be a lot of foals taken away for meat, but this has changed. We only saw Norrikers and their foals. Beautifully turned out and running around the ring. The Leopard spotted ones are greatly sought after. But the best price went to a back one for €1800 euros. No more meat trade at that price thank heavens.
It is a bit brutal as a lot of the foals are separated from their Mums after this. One youngster tried to kick his way out of a box as we left, but they all leapt out of the car and calmed it. I think someone stayed in the trailer which is illegal, but shows there is love and care there!