Stan, I'm glad "She" has no bones broken. On the topic of selling Kate, I see both your perspectives but I also completely understand Roslyn's decision. I made one of those a few years ago when I was over-horsed; it freed up my pasture for adding my wonder-mare, Windy. My decision was one of safety and but also....at my age I simply did not want to be falling off all the time and spending my time healing. These years are the best of the rest of my life and I decided that I would rather be happy in the saddle on a horse that was happy to be under me. So, it's a tough call but it's very reasonable. Also, Kate's problem doesn't sound too bad considering that a new, aware, athletic owner would probably be able to ride it out of her. Or dink around with hormone balancers.... She will probably find herself in a great new home where they're more enthusiastic about putting up with her attitude.
My wonder-mare is in the barn tonight. It's supposed to rain, 30 degrees, which isn't too bad but she has developed a hard cough -- so hard that wind comes out both ends, if you get my meaning. Temperature seems normal and there is no snot or mucus being brought up. It may just be from diving into a new round bale of hay with dust on top, but precautions are being taken.