I board at a hobby farm. I first saw it driving by and said, WOW they have a lot of ponies there.
Turns out, the person who lives there rents, and met a guy who has about 20 or more head of wild/semi wild ponies. He needed a place to keep them and was willing to provide feed. So the person who rents, said, bring them on over...
The pony owner, breeds ponies and mules. He does a wagon train and also had some larger horses, and mustangs. He buys hay and the renter feeds them and waters them.
This started two years ago
The pony owner does not have property that is fenced or safe to take the ponies.
He has his mules at his son's, but comes to the hobby farm to get water.
Most of the ponies are larger welsh types. They are extremely skittish around people unless you have a bucket of grain. The renter and his family have bought a few of the ponies from him, due to the owner owing for feed, or the family just falling in love with the ponies.
Most are mares and but he has 1 gelding ( mustang), 1 pony mule colt, and two donkeys (very sweet).
The renter has 1 shetland pony mare seperated, but there is a gorgeous grey shetland/welsh type with the herd, she is small though.
The renter has seperated out three pony mares that are due in the next month or so, and has them stalled or runs them out to a paddock during the day.
You cannot touch these mares. They freak and run. As if a herd of mustangs, got shrunk.
The mares were bred to a 3 yr old black and white pinto colt that was brought up by the owner. The three smaller mares were bred to a black and white shetland stud.
My question is, A: how can we catch these guys? B: What would the price be on them? and C: Who would want them?
And for other information, they do not Coggins, which is required by law to sell in the state of Wisconsin. Nor have they had shots, if ever, Nor are they utd on any shots or worming.
The rare exception is, a mustang mare that is owned by the family, a pony mare owned by the family and now 1 pony mare and 2 mustangs just bought by a lady.
All in all, there are over 30 horses/ponies on 10 acres.
And they need to have them out of there. But the owner of the ponies thinks he will get something for them.....