Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If you're hoping to get a return on your investment, I don't believe you're thinking this through. You'll be lucky to break even, much less make any money on the sale of this mare and foal, whether it be while she's pregnant or separately. The mare and any resulting foal would require continuous expenses until they're sold, so you expecting to actually make money on this is not logical.
You had a pretty sweet deal with the ranch, but the fact of the matter is that you're just another horse owner with an animal who is nothing more than a drain on your pocket book.
Don't be unrealistic and expect to get back what you paid in. The reality is that the horse market is glutted, the economy is still in the toilet, and the only source you had for making money on this deal has gone belly up. If you want to stop the drain on your finances, you need to suck it up and try to get the best deal you can, instead of hoping for some miracle buyer who will swoop in and give you what you paid for the mare.
I'm sorry you're in this position, but there were plenty of people who did the same thing as you before the Arabian horse market went bust; bought animals as investments, and lost their shirt when the market fell out from under them.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!