These ads are from my local advertiser paper from today in this small community in Wisconsin. I first started noticing these type of ads IE: free horses, adopt my horse, cheap horse for sale, this past spring. Is it the changing economy?(And this economy is just starting it's recession.) Is it the closing of the slaughter houses? Is it the cost of hay and feed as more and more farmers change their hay fields over to corn and sell for fuel? Is it the cost of land? Is it over breeding? What do you all think? I think it's a combination of all. Is this happening in your area?