Thank you Lizzie.
I was a bit horrified at what people seemed to be thinking my motives were and then the reactions.
I understand what you are saying and you are right. She will have a good home here and her behavior will dictate the path we take. She definitely deserves more than she has and has had in the recent year (the rescue is doing a great job).
I do know that for now she tends to follow me around her corral and allows me to handle her. As for my friend she wont let my friend near her. So, I am pretty comfy at this point with bringing her home. She also likes my son and follows him around too. I think this seems like an important first step--determining if the horse has interest in you personally. If this is not important please lemme know.
As for pics, I will have to email you some. I only seem to be able to post a URL link and I apparently do that wrong.
If you can PM me your email, I can send you some pics.
I have tried figuring out her brand and the closest I have come is a possible former PMU mare because of the numbering on her left hip. I am going to visit her shortly at the rescue and will take a pic of the brand and send that as well.
And for the rescue, there are three other families (for a total of four counting us) that are interested as well..a type of co-op rescue. Three are horse trainers (western, dressage and jumping (?)), another is a rodeo guy, team roper and farrier. So I think the combination of skills would be good. Also we have a CPA and a professional grant writer, as well as myself (that is a newbie, but has the love and business skills). We are looking at land nearby that is non mountainous (as we have mountain properties) and not too far away (within 15 miles) and focusing on a surrender-rescue.
Thank you again.
Job 39:19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?