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Camelot Auction- Available Horses Week of April 7, 2010

April 9, 2010

The following is a list of horses available for purchase at Camelot Auction in Cranbury, New Jersey. You can purchase these horses until noon on Saturday (April 10, 2010). The descriptions are © Helping Hearts Equine Rescue and the photos are © Sarah Andrew. You may forward and cross-post this information to any websites that may benefit these horses. For a current list of available horses (this list is as of Thursday night) and to learn more about the auction process and how to purchase a horse, please visit this site.

#501 – Registered QH Gelding, 2005, 16.1 hh, Selling sound. A nice trying-hard horse. Quiet under saddle, advanced beginner-intermed. type . . $475.00

#502 – Belgian Geld – 16.2 hh, smoothmouthed. Again, roached mane and forelock but long tail. Ridden thru, would be a hubby horse extraordinaire. . . $325.00

#503 – Belgian Geld., 17.1 hh, 15 yrs., Dark Sorrel, roached mane, but long tail Said to ride and drive – -ridden thru, very nice. I LIKED this guy. Went W-T-backs. With a long tail, has probably done more riding than driving of late. . . $525.00

(Sorry, no better photos of him. He was busy eating)

#’s 504 & 505 – I THINK these were the ones that were supposed to be Shire-X’s. Didn’t see it–Looked like big, roman-nosed Belgians. This TEAM was led thru together. Both were ‘funny’ behind. Meaning conformationally both were light in the hindquarters in comparison to the rest of their bodies, and they seemed to move and stand with a ‘crouch’ behind. Would be a shame to split them up.

#504 – 18 hh mare, 15 yrs., HUGE. Heavy bodied, possibly “heavey”. . . $600.00

#505. Red/Dk Chestnut Gelding. 17+ hh,, 15 yrs IN the pen, tied to the manger, he stood camped out behind and rocked from side to side. . . $525.00

#516 – Registered QH geld. foaled 2000, 16 hh. “H” branded on left stifle. Neck reins, well bred, “Spanish Array” at bottom of pedigree. Well broke, nice w-t-lope. . . $750.00

#517 – Registered QH, 2000, 14.2 hh Bay Gelding with Snip/blaze. Ridden thru was being sold 100% sound, Nice little guy, w-t-c-, intermediate type . . . $600.00

#526 – Age only announced as “baby” — Dark Bay w/star & snip. gelding, pretty face. 15.3, very tucked up, needs of bit of weight, led thru. . . $125.00

#527 – Chestnut yearling QH colt — STUD — led thru. .. $100.00

#529 – Registered QH mare, red roan, 14.3 hh, foaled 1995. White face, Left legs white. Led thru, needs weight, didn’t look sound behind. $175.00

#534 – GAITED Bay gelding, hind legs white, white face. Pretty, 15.3 hh, smoothmouth. Needs weight! Initially led in, then kid jumped up on her and rode her thru bareback with halter/lead. Sweet, but nervous, nice, sweet horse . . only went for $150.00

#536 – Registered Bay /white Paint, Gelding, 15.3 hh, foaled 2002. Led thru, a note with papers saying that his name is “Chief” Sound, but not ridden since November. . . $475.00

#537 – Very pale Palomino QH Gelding. Very, very sweet, needs weight, bombproof type, aged/smoothmouth. Was a trade-in to Strain Family Farm. . . . $235.00

#538 – fine-bodied Bay Pony Gelding, with blaze, the last one led thru, no-one left. supposed to be 8 yrs., 12.2 – 13 hh. Sweet and Scared. Rider led him thru, said he was “green to ride” . . $100.00

#557 – Bay Standardbred mare, Freeze Brand 7BR14 – Enhance the Beauty”, foaled 2004, 15.2 hh. Looked colicky in the pen (looked OK Thursday afternoon). Led thru, quiet, trots, no pace. well bred. . . . $335.00

#998 – Chestnut QH Geld., 16.2 hh, 9 yrs old. scared w/a rough rider Nice mover, handy, best for an intermediate level rider. . . .$500.00

#1000 — This guy deserves some TLC. SKINNY Fleabitten grey gelding w/lip tatoo, we think he may be a Standardbred. Needs a lot of weight, SWEET. Ridden thru walk-trot, displayed a pace rather than a trot. A NICE pace. . $200.00

19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2010 2:52 pm

    I don’t know how you do this Sarah. This would kill me. These horses are why I worry so about selling my mare. I just don’t know if I can do it.

    • April 11, 2010 11:44 pm

      It’s quite fulfilling to connect people with these horses. The auction property is very well-maintained and the proprietors are good people. The horses are usually resting and eating hay- they are probably grateful for a soft place to sleep and some good food.

      I can imagine how difficult it is to let go of a horse, even as a sale to a good home. I hope it all works out for you.

  2. Eldra permalink
    April 11, 2010 12:09 am

    Wow, they all look so sad.

    By the way, would you mind if I used several of your photos on my blog? I’ll be sure to say that they’re all your photos. (You have some amazing pictures, by the way. Love the ones of Zenyatta!)


  3. Tamara permalink
    April 11, 2010 10:57 pm

    Hi Sarah-

    Your photography rocks. Thanks for taking images of these needy horses. You really capture their spirits.

    Do you have any idea who will pick up where left off, since they’ve posted a message on their website that they’re no longer going to maintain coverage of the Camelot auctions? I wish I knew what was really going on there. Sounds like a lot of drama, which is most unfortunate. Not judging, as I don’t know enough about it to make a judgement…

    • April 11, 2010 11:42 pm

      Sadly, I don’t know what is going to happen. I’ll still do my Thursday thing and hopefully we can keep the momentum going. There were some talk on the Facebook group, but nothing was confirmed yet.

  4. Eldra permalink
    April 12, 2010 1:18 pm

    Sweet! Thanks a lot!

  5. Hilary permalink
    April 12, 2010 2:18 pm

    Will you continue to post photos and descriptions of the horses each week? My husband and I plan to rescue at least one within the next month depending on finances but with NJ feedlot no longer covering them I would like to be sure we still have access to what is available each week since we are over 2 hours away.
    As a photographer myself Its really nice to see the great photos of these guys. I do the photography for the animal Shelter I recently started working for and its amazing difference what a good photo does in attracting people to the animal 🙂
    Keep up the good work. Its doing the horses a huge service!

    • April 12, 2010 2:52 pm

      Thank you very much! I will be there this week (4/15), but will miss the auction for the following two weeks due to being on assignment in Kentucky for the Derby and Rolex.

  6. shannon permalink
    July 2, 2010 6:54 pm

    Just wondering if #1000 was saved,the photo was so telling of his sweet heart and beautiful soul. You do such a beautiful job of capturing the feelings of these poor forgotten beings. I have 4 retired harness race horses(Standardbreds). This grey reminded me of one I cared for at the track many years ago. Sadly, I could never locate him after he was finished racing, his name was Double Grey.The memory of him haunts me…I pray someone rescued him.

    • July 5, 2010 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your story. Yes, 1000 was purchased. Over 800 horses have been purchased since November 2009 and not a single horse has shipped to slaughter.

  7. ashley permalink
    July 20, 2010 2:08 pm

    Hi Sarah! I want to rescue from the auction, pref a draft or draft cross. You seem to know alot about the auction.. wondering if you could let me know if there are any horses for this week or next week that you have pics of? also I would like to kno where exactly the auctions is ( I havent been in ages because its very sad) Its great what you do!!
    Thanks, Ashley

    • Tamara permalink
      July 20, 2010 2:22 pm

      Ashley, all the info you’d ever want to know about saving a horse at Camelot can be found hehre:

      Also, not sure where you’re located, but there’s an EXCELLENT draft horse rescue in Ohio who has several nice horses available for adoption right now.

      Lisa is very careful about who she adopts to and has a very strict contract, but she works really hard for the drafts and does excellent work.


  8. Christine Mann permalink
    April 7, 2011 12:17 pm

    Are these the same horses that are on Camelot’s page?? If so why the different numbers and the different descriptions?? Thanks

    • April 7, 2011 4:16 pm

      Hi Christine- these horses are from last year (April 2010). The current list for this week (2011) can be found on Facebook.

  9. Jessica permalink
    April 6, 2012 12:57 pm

    Do you still have #501 and #517?

  10. Tracey permalink
    April 14, 2012 2:59 am

    Are either of these, horses still around #534 #526 thanks

  11. kelly permalink
    December 30, 2013 2:13 pm

    Are any of these horses still available? Especially 505? Thank you

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