November was another fateful month for 1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue. I found Ike at the Missoula Auction. Before he even entered the auction ring, I had offered the kill buyer 50$ for not bidding on him, as he told me his "boss" really wanted that horse. He kept his word and I was able to bring Ike home. He had a vet check, vaccinations, his feet done and teeth floated, and "bloomed" in only a few days of TLC and good food! At 16.3 h and 1410 pounds he's about 200-250 pounds underweight, but he's been gaining weight nicely since I've brought him home. Ike is broke to ride and drive and I decided to give him his forever home right here at the Shinn farm and prosper as my new riding and driving horse!
Ike at the auction ring and a few days later after being cleaned up, what a beautiful boy!