More than 800 quarter horses are auctioned off in a sale on a ranch south of Billings on Saturday.
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Buyers crowd into the sale barn for a public auction of more than 800 of James Leachman's horses at a ranch south of Billings on Saturday.
Travis Young of Rick Young & Sons auctioneers takes bids during an auction of James Leachman's horses on a ranch south of Billings on Saturday.
Buyers dangle their legs over the balcony as more than 200 bidders crowd into the sale barn for an auction of James Leachman's horses Saturday.
A mare and foal, soon to be separated, circle the sales ring during a sale of some 829 Leachman horses Saturday on a ranche east of Billings.
A wrangler sorts horses after they have been sold at the Leachman horse sale Saturday near Billings.
A buyer holds her bidding card during Saturday's sale of Leachman horses.
Auctioneer Rick Young of Absarokee tries to sell a horse a minute in order to move 829 horses this weekend at a sale on the Home Place ranch 16 miles east of Billings.
Bidders crowd into the second floor of the sale barn for an auction of James Leachman's horses Saturday.
Horses are sorted for loading to their new owners after being sold at a Bureau of Indian Affairs auction east of Billings Saturday.
Dick Ruby of Billings looks over the list of 829 horses to be sold at an auction on the Crow Reservation Saturday.
A foal peaks between two other horses in a pen of animals waiting to be sold Saturday.
Hundreds of horses are gathered in James Leachman's former feedlot as a sale that drew national and international buyers started Saturday.
Potential buyers look over 10 pens of horses formerly owned by James Leachman that were confiscated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for trespassing on Crow Tribal lands. Leachman on Wednesday presented a check at the BIA office in Crow Agency to buy back 60 to 70 of the horses.
People stand at the fence where horses enter the sale barn at the start of a two-day sale of James Leachman's horses.
Bidders from a dozen states and Canada crowd the aisles of the sale barn. More than 200 people paid $25 each for a bidders card at the auction 829 quarter horses east of Billings Saturday.
Trucks and horse trailers line the dirt road leading to the sales barn where about 400 horses were auctioned off Saturday. The rest of the 829 horses will be sold today or possibly Monday.
Wranglers herd horses into the sale barn for an auction of James Leachman's horses that were confiscated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Saturday.
Jim Glenn of Iowa, left, and Butch Black of Nebraska watch the bidding and buy a few horses Saturday.
Laney Leeds, 7, of Laurel, pets one of the horses set to be auctioned off at the former Leachman ranch Saturday, April 2, 2011.
BIA Regional Superintendent Ed Parisian makes a statement before the start of the auction of James Leachman's horses Saturday.
Signs for bidders are on a gate to the pens where horses wait to be auctioned off Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Bidders crowd into the second floor of the sale barn for an auction of James Leachman's horses Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Horses enter the sales ring at an auction of James Leachman's horses Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Cory Wilson, center, of Meadow Lake, Alberta, was one of the Canadian bidders on James Leachman's horses Saturday, April 2, 2011.