Ive just come back from the annual pony sales show tonight, the sale is tomorrow. Was their in uniform mulling around checking on the fluffy faces, as always the set up is good, ponies are in secure pens with plenty bedding, water and hay.
There are over 200 ponies this year and word is there are not many buyers. Aparently they are estimating many will go as cheap as 13 guinea's. It cost £30 a pony to get it off Shetland and to Aberdeen via the ferry.
Although there has been a decline in profits at the sales over the years breeders are still breeding the same number of ponies.
We didnt recognise any kill buyers from south but tbh perhaps that isnt a good thing, the breeders need rid of their stock and at least the kill buyers will take them off their hand even if it is only for a few guinea's.
I just wonder where these ponies go, majority will be shipped to destination unknown!
Last edited by vels mum; 8th October 2010 at 02:17 PM.
That is really sad. I was thinking of going for a look today. Peter has taken the pick up so i cant put the trailer on the back I'll look out for you. Are you going to be out front or through the back?