Heny Auctions is owned and operated by Scott Heny of Powell, Wyoming. Scott was born and raised in Powell where he has his own construction business, Wildfire Construction. Scott has been in the auction services business for 26 years and knows the ins and outs of the auction world to help you successfully buy or sell. Heny Auctions are equipped to provide you with auctioneering services around the surrounding areas specializing in Farm, Ranch, Estate, Antiques and Household, Construction, and Equine Sales. The morality and reliability offered by Heny Auctions can give you the needed confidence when buying and selling. Come down and visit "The Round Man With A Square Deal."
Gaited Horses in the Big Horn Basin
During the late 1960’s, the Forest Service and Wyoming Game and Fish started using Missouri Fox Trotters. There were a couple of Tennessee Walking Horse breeders also in the Basin at that time. Because of the smooth ride, fast walk, stamina and intelligence, these breeds became very popular in this area. In the early 1970’s a group of four Missouri Fox Trotters owners started a club which grew to over 60 members by the 1980’s. At one time we had at least 20 breeders raising foals from two or three to as high as twenty five each year. Today, these breeds have become even more popular and are known throughout Wyoming. At our annual show the interest in the Missouri Fox Trotter breed in particular, grew. There began to be a lot of trading and selling going on resulting in the decision to start having a sale in conjunction with the show which proved to be very successful.
Fifty to Seventy Five horses were sold each year. We had many repeat buyers every year from all over the Northwest United States and Canada. Approximately 10 years ago I took over the Big Horn Basin Fox Trotter Association Horse Sale and have run it ever since then. I have lived in Powell Wyoming my whole life and have been in the auctioneering business for 26 years. When I took over the sale I changed a few things. I opened up the sale to an All-Breed Sale, which means the sale is open to any type of gaited horses and mules. This gives people who like gaited animals a much better opportunity for buying or selling. We sell everything from Fox Trotters, Paso Finos, Tennessee Walkers, and Spotted Saddle Horses to Gaited Mules. This also gives people who raise gaited animals an opportunity to promote their breed. The 2014 Wyoming All Breed Gaited Horse & Mule sale will be the 36th annual sale.