Yes, she's a sorrel and no, I can't take early retirement. Feb. 15 is my absolutely last day at work. October 15 was exactly 4 mo. since my accident on July 15. And guess what?...only 4 mo. till retirement. I can't believe it's been 4 mo. since I wiped out...and the next 4 months will go even faster with all the holidays! I'm really getting a bad short-timer attitude.
The vet I hired to do the vet check called today. I'm soooo wired. She's fine. She has the constitution of an ox and she's about 75-100 lbs. overweight from living in a 250 acre pasture with absolutely no work. She's conformationally correct for her breed, no flaws. HE RODE HER!
I was amazed - what vet does that???!! He hopped on her bareback with a leadrope hooked to her halter!!! She's very square and has a really nice gait. He said she was absolutely perfect for what I wanted, and was a really nice mare. He's sending the report to me by email.
She will need her teeth floated in the near future, and she needs her feet trimmed. (There are a few small cracks that the trimming will fix.) She's been barefoot for a long time and her feet are wonderful. With regular riding, the weight should disappear, BUT....she's been a brood mare and she'll never be "show perfect." I know exactly what he means...I've had kids! ROFL I'm not looking for show...I'm looking for a safe, sane trail horse.
Paperwork will be ready for her to leave home the first of next week. Still not sure how she's going to get here, but I am SO impatient!!! I want her here!! Vernon told me he had no intention of selling her and I believe him. He had pictures of all the other horses he was selling with him at the show but not hers. She isn't even on his web page! She was a brood mare...we had to pull a coggins on her because she wasn't going anywhere --- until he talked with me and thought about how perfect she would be for me. Then when I came out and rode her...and she followed me around afterward, he knew she liked me. She's only ever done that with him and the girls who played with her when she was being ridden. She will have a good home and I think I've found my heart horse. I'm so excited that work is really being neglected.