October 26, 2013 11:26:05 PM
Mississippi State University is moving a popular horse sale into cyberspace with a special online auction.
More than 20 horses from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station's herd will be sold from Nov. 1 to 21 at auction.msucares.com. Buyers can also bid on the stud fee for one 2014 breeding to gray American quarter horse stallion UGA King of Aces.
Prospective buyers can view photos, videos and registration papers on the individual web page for each horse up for bid. The auction is similar in style to eBay. Each lot has a minimum bid. A registered bidder can enter a maximum bid for the horse he or she wants to buy.
Payment is due when winning bidders arrive to transport horses and can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. Registration papers will be held until personal checks clear the bank. An $8 per day boarding fee will be charged for all animals picked up after Nov. 25.
Prospective buyers can set an appointment to view horses in person at the MAFES Horse Unit by contacting Ryann Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-917-0735.
All but one of the MAFES horses are registered or are eligible for registration. American quarter horses, thoroughbreds, one breeding stock American paint horse and one grade Welsh Pony stallion will be for sale.
For example, Lot 5 is a 2-year-old gray mare out of a National Cutting Horse Association money-earning mare. She has had at least 60 days of riding and is considered a performance prospect.
MAFES, the MSU Extension Service, and the MSU Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences are collaborating to conduct the sale.