These horses - some of whose lineage can be traced to the legendary sire Joe Hancock - are perfect for pleasure and trail riding, says ADC spokesperson Shea Wilson.
"ADC has crossed quarter horses with draft horses through the years to develop the current working herd," she says. "Crossing the two has made a better line of horses for the prison system and most are not high spirited."
This is the second public horse auction for the ADC. It's taking place on September 15 at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton.
Those interested in bidding on the animals may view and ride them from 9AM to 3PM on September 14. They may also be viewed from 8AM to noon the day of the auction, which begins at 1PM.
The ADC's entire herd has about 450 horses.
Photo caption: The horses seen here are an example of ADC's working herd.