additional information on post.... First, these people have several horses they are giving away. The excuse, they want to spend most of the year in Florida and don't want to pay someone to take care of them.(they are retired) Second, According to previous owner, they felt no need to give her shots for the last 3 years. Third, They wanted to know if we knew anyone who showed horses in or area. The reason..so she could be shown by a professional! (This is making me sick) Fourth, The people who had her are my Mother in laws, nephew's, wife's, parents. (Hope everyone followed that) They talked this mare up like she was the pick of the herd at their stable. She was the Alpha mare. And their prize show horse. These people are insane. This poor baby needs help, bad. Not a professional rider to "show us how to ride her correctly" and show her because, "She could still win ribbons!" Fifth, They made it very clear that if anything happened to Mom, Folly is to go back to them. (over my dead body)
My mother in law is retired and just wanted to give a older horse a good home where she could spoil her and they could be old together. Maybe ride occasionally, just a gentle walk down the road or around the farm. Mom's not in the best health and can't "rodeo" on a horse.
As far as turning these people in, I have an old neighbor, whom I've been trying to track down, who runs a rescue here in Indiana. I'm hoping to get her to come look at Folly and give me some advice.
Horses are the guarding angels of the soul.