what is penn hooking?

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  1. QHgin

    QHgin Senior Member

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    sometimes i go to the auctions in danville va, and they always have this sign up that says No Penn Hooking. what is that?
     






  2. DesertBred

    DesertBred Senior Member+

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    Hmmm...I have no clue, but I would love to know as well. :)
     
  3. mustang_dodger

    mustang_dodger Senior Member+

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    never heard of it.
     
  4. drunkenmimes

    drunkenmimes Senior Member+

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    me either. im assuming something to do with livestock? if you dont get your answer, next time you go, you should ask some one :0)
     
  5. spur

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    I believe (now I'm not for sure on this one, it's just what I've been told) that a penn hooker is a person who'll jump on your trailer and see what you got and buy the horse right there before you get in the ring and then turn around and sell the horse at the sale the same night. And I've also heard that penn hooking is when you sell the horse before it enters the ring. ...the auction house thing won't make any money off of it.

    Then again that's just what I've been told so correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  6. DesertBred

    DesertBred Senior Member+

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    That sounds reasonable :)
     
  7. mustang_dodger

    mustang_dodger Senior Member+

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    that sounds about right
     
  8. dockeramb

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    Spur, you heard right!! That is excatly what pen hooking is. If you hang around livestock Auctions, that is what happens alot! Mostly horse traders do it, but I'm sure it's done alot with cattle. Somebody always trying to get the better deal. Especially is it's a nice horse.
     
  9. horse_crazee

    horse_crazee Senior Member

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    Ok now i know what it means too!
     
  10. HORSE03

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    An easy way to remember it is selling an animal without going throught he auction house. You can sell it before you run it through the sale however it has to go throught the auction house you can't just sell it to someone. They try to stop it for a couple reason. 1. To make sure the animal is tested. 2. So they get some money out of it too.
     






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