I'm looking for several opinions here. If it turns out to be too risky, we won't do it, but pulling out of the sale now would be very disappointing to both us and the owner.
I did talk to the woman and she said that the mare was hauled further along in her pregnancy than she would be this time when they got her. It was a four and a half hour drive over the six and a half hour drive here. She said making sure we stop every once in a while to check on her and give her a rest would be a good idea. She said she's not a fragile mare, and is a pro at all this. Even so, I'm worried something could go wrong.
But I don't want to back out of the sale after going through all of this trouble and at the last minute.
Some people say to wait until after she's had her baby, but the reason the woman is getting rid of some horses is because her husband passed away and left her alone with fifteen horses and four are due to foal in May or June. That, and wouldn't it be just as dangerous to haul a young foal?