And this is why I'm crazy.
I've been thinking for a long time about her dam, and I know that horses don't have connections to their young after they've grown up like people, but I want her anyway. She's a broodmare on a REALLY REALLY nice farm in Kentucky, Hopewell Farms http://www.hopewellfarm.com/ and I ASSUME that they take really good care of their horses, and find them proper homes when they are done with them. I also realize that with that many horses, they may not have a "connection" with them like "regular" horse people do. I just don't want her to go to an auction and end up on a slaughter truck.
The people at Hopewell Farms were so wonderful to me when I bought Denali and was trying to track down her papers, I can't see them doing that, but how much can an old broodmare be worth to someone else? Who knows! She's by Seattle Slew, so hopefully that will help her. I can't afford another horse right now, and probably not until we move back east. I am really hoping that they don't need to find her a new home, and if they do it's not for at least 5 years. I wrote the letter yesterday and I assume that they had a good laugh over it, but at least I know I offered.
There was also a beautiful 29 year old Palomino horse that was sold to slaughter this past weekend at the same auction I bought Denali. I didn't go, and I can't go.... I will buy another horse and I can't do that unless I want my husband to leave me. I wonder if his owner knows what they've done? I'm assuming that he has been loved and doted on for the past 29 years. Why would you do that? I keep thinking about him, and if I could find someone to take him....sigh. I saw his picture on a Rescue's Message Board that I volunteer for, and can't stop thinking about him. I hope someone goes and gets him, or the guy who buys for slaughter is going to resell him. He looks so good! It's hard to imagine that he's 29.
I want to buy horse property and take in horses who just need a forever home. Now if I could just win the lotto!!!