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November 2019

TDCJ horse sale slated for November 23 in Madisonville

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For the first time in ten years the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will hold a public sale of registered and grade quarter horses from its breeding and development program. These well-trained animals are highly sought after by buyers and 50 horses will be available for purchase at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Madisonville on Saturday, November 23.

Overseen by the agency’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Logistics Division, TDCJ’s horse program not only provides the patrol mounts ridden by correctional officers, it serves as an important form of rehabilitation for the offenders who help care for the animals. By working together to achieve a shared goal, offenders learn how to build strong, healthy relationships based on understanding and trust.

Preview begins on Friday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. and resumes on Saturday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. Horse sales begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Cash or check payments will be accepted.

For a complete catalogue of available horses, click here (accessible text version, click here), and for additional information, email questions to TDCJ_Horse_Sale@tdcj.texas.gov.