A horse that was abandoned at an airport in Florida is to be sold at auction next month.

The 22-year-old horse, who has been temporarily named as Wildfire was left behind by its owner when the land was sold to St Lucie County International Airport.

The property owner moved on 17 August and claimed a home had been sought for the horse, but had been unsuccessful.

Wildfire is currently being cared for by airport workers but is due to be up for auction on 23 October.

Airport director Diana Lewis told local press “He’s a nice horse, and he is very friendly to my staff. We’d like to get him a good home.”

Wildfire has been assessed by a vet who confirmed he was in good health.