Her name is Karen and she is one of the top breeders in Appaloosa/Quarter Horses. She has the best bloodlines I have ever found and I have always had my eye on one of her mares to produce my first filly for my breeding program.
My plan, as worked out for 5 months, is to contact Karen and arrange an in-utero buy. Yes I know the stipulations, but it is the only way to get the bloodlines I am searching for. The stallion is a gorgeous Quarter Horse who is at the top of his game right now. So thus the arrangement to mix the two to create this super foal.
So I have finally worked out my finances and was so excited to finally be contacting her. Thats when it became difficult. Upon going to her site I learned by her monthly updates that she has cancer, and it isn't looking to good as of now.
I emailed her my sympathy but said nothing about my intentions, as I knew this would be hard pressed for her with the time being.
It has been about a month now since I am emailed her, and I cannot stop thing about the foal that could be my next world champion.
So here's my question, how to do I contact her again knowing that she is dying? I want to be sincere and kind, I just cannot come up with a way to ask for such a huge arrangement when I know she is at such a week state. Should I call it off, forget the foal and move on. Or should I ask in some very kind way? Help.