Sunday, November 27, 2011

Uterus for Rent?

Before you freak out. The answer was no.

Now for the story.

When I had my momentary freak out over Denali a few weeks go, and felt the urge to rehome her I put an ad up on Dreamhorse. I think I described her to a T and left nothing out. I'm sure that I exaggerated and made her sound much worse than she is, but if someone was really interested in her I wanted them to know all about her. Now that she is at retirement I realized that 95% of my stress was the massive bills that I had. I always pay off my bills and that meant we didn't have much left. Since she moved, I feel so much less stress and I am so glad that she is still MY girl.

Just in the past four days I have had FOUR breeding farms contact me interested in seeing more photos of her, and talking to me about taking her on as a broodmare. FOUR! It makes me sick in the stomach honestly. Of those Four contacts, two of them are racing farms. They want to take my baby and turn her into a baby machine. One of them wants her for her bloodlines, but to breed to their warmblood stallion. The other farm in in Ohio (I think) and breeds and raises Hunters.

I'm a horrible person. I haven't replied to a single person. Not one, and I feel bad. I got one on Wednesday and sort of was shocked. I got two Friday (Black Friday shopping?) and then one today. I don't know what to even say. Denali DOES NOT need to be having babies. She broke so easily, and while her confirmation isn't horrible, it's not "perfect" and I don't want her babies to be broken in a few years and then put into a horrible situation.

In updated Denali information, she is having a grand old time in retirement. They love her, and for that I love them. They sent me a video of her playing with some toys they put in her stall (to try to talk her into going into it.) They always comment on how sweet she is, and what a good girl she is. I'm a proud momma!


Andrea said...

Wow! Four of the same kind of offer. I know all about having a broken mare with great bloodlines,(she is on permanent retirement, no more babies, no matter who tries to change my mind) but I would be a little suspicious. Couldn't just anyone 'say' they want to use them as a broodmare? The sad part? Some people buy it, and next thing you know, there's no trace of her, wiped off the map. I am SO happy to hear that Denali is so happy! AND you too to boot! Cheers all around!

Alanna said...

Wow. It's crazy that you have had that many responses in regards to breeding her. I'm glad that she is doing so well in "retirement." I'm sure that has been a huge load off of your shoulders.

Denali's Mom said...

I have to agree that it's a bit ridiculous as well. I don't know if this is the time of the year that they get mares ready or what, but I am not going to respond, although I'm tempted to see how serious they are.

WishIHadAHorsey said...

Nutzo people! So glad you are her mom and making good decisions for her.

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Eeks..SO glad u found her retirement home. I can tell you are SOOO happy with it and (whew) she is too. Can't wait for vids!

achieve1dream said...

I would just ignore them. How stupid. Only the best of the best need to be bred right now. We have too many unwanted horses.

I'm glad she's having so much fun with her retirement and that not paying the crazy bills help with your stress level. It's crazy what money can do to us.

Maybe eventually you can move away from Seattle, buy a farm and have her at home so you won't have board costs. That would be so cool. Gotta dream right? :D

Dom said...

Totally agree with you on this one and so glad you said no.

Once Upon an Equine said...

I'm so glad Denali is in a good retirement situation!