Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MSU Offers Horses in Online Auction

 Bidding is underway on a variety of horses from the Mississippi State University research herd. MSU is offering 24 horses, registered with the American Quarter Horse Association, through an online auction that will conclude at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. The sale includes five 2-year-olds that have been started under the saddle, five yearlings and 14 weanling's. Prospective buyers can read descriptions of each horse and see photos and video at

“Opening bids range from $300 for weanling's to $1,500 for 2-year-olds,” said Clay Cavinder, equine specialist with the MSU Extension Service. “All of the money from the sale will go back into the horse programs, classes and research conducted through Extension, the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.”

Each horse is available for viewing at the MSU Horse Unit. For an appointment, contact Jamie Speed, an agricultural technician with animal and dairy sciences, at 662-769-2875.