Bancruptcy would explain why that mare was sold near Dallas
I hope this gets you the results you want . Thankfully he is a nice guy. Some of the older ranchers and farmers really like their privacy and can be short with strangers.
I was going to go out and look at his place but its almost to Amarillio. Nearly 400 miles from here.
I knew I had been there but with this state being so big I sometimes get those West Texas towns mixed up with the ones in the East. LOL Shalom