Saturday, February 10, 2007

Beechy Laverne

Laverne Beechy prepares his two draft horses for public showing at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia on Thursday. The sale runs through Saturday. (AARON ROSENBLATT/Missourian)
The sale begins with the horse owner entering the ring with his animals. An auctioneer then announces over the microphone the number of the horses to be sold and shares some information about them. The owner then leads the horses around the inside of the ring for potential buyers to see, and the bidding begins.George Harris, president of the sale and general manager of Boone County Fairgrounds, said non-horse vendors actually ask to come to the event, which takes place every February and September. Click for the full story.