Horses will be auctioned by state today in Madison

Horses with some colorful names will be up for sale at noon today.

Oprah, Tyra and J-Lo, along with Clydesdales Teeny and Tiny are among more than 30 horses being sold at auction at the Morgan County Agriculture Center in Madison, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

The horses were impounded and are now being sold by the state because their previous owners were unable to properly care for them, the release states. They have been rehabilitated and nursed back to good health after receiving veterinary care and nutrition.

Prospective buyers can examine the horses after the gates open at 10 a.m.

A catalog of the horses can be found online at www.agr.georgia.gov. The Morgan County 4-H Hay Bale Gang is co-host and sponsor of the auction.