WISHEK, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park has sold more than 100 wild horses during a weekend auction.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1fAhqxo ) that all of the horses sold during Saturday's auction at the old Wishek Livestock barn.
Lance, a red roan yearling, fetched $2,800, the top price of the day. Auctioneer Clyde Meidinger says it's the highest priced horse he's sold in years.
Most horses sold for about $450 each. Proceeds after commission go back to the park for the horse program.
Many of the horses were purchased in an orchestrated effort among groups and individuals to keep them out of kill barns. Nearly three dozen will be transported to Legacy Mustang conservancy in Virginia, where they will be trained and some will be adopted.