June 13, 2012

Western States Horse Expo sees brighter outlook for auction

In the center of an arena at Cal Expo on Saturday, Dip A Topaz, a 7-year-old mare, stood stock still while the auctioneer warbled into the loudspeaker. Two thousand potential buyers watched as the mare's rider shook a plastic bag and crawled around in the dirt between her legs to demonstrate her calmness.

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