Just a staggering number of horses, including ‘loose horses’ being sold at this auction. They have this to say on their web site:
“The stats are in! We sold 9,126 head in 2012 – an average of 830 head per sale! The breakdown looks like this: 4,233 GELDINGS; 3,362 MARES; 224 MULES; 393 STALLIONS; and 255 WEANLINGS!!! All sale divisions – including loose, catalog and open consignments! We offer Catalog sales EVERY month! Quality and Selection, ranch horses, using horses, cow horses, rope horses, real prospects, fancy mares, ponies, they all sell here at BLS.”
A listing for the upcoming sale is here.
In October 2012, equine advocates were at the Billings sale that month so we’ve put together a little document of photos from that sale here.