I am posting this for a friend who recently contacted me in regards to two Thoroughbred mares that she is looking to give away. Both are in their mid-teens, used to living in a herd in a pasture, and have great dispositions.
The chestnut mare is a complete sweetheart but is a bit of a special needs case. She is blind in one eye and has recently lost most of her vision in the other eye. She can't be turned out in the large broodmare herd because of this and is getting quite lonely in a private paddock. She gets around fine but her owner is concerned about the other ladies getting rough with her around feeding time. She has had beautiful foals in the past but can be difficult to get in foal, contracts placentitis, and, with her recent blindness, would probably be happiest keeping someone company.
The bay mare is fine for breeding-usually takes the first time, has nice foals, and is great to foal out/work with. My friend boards this mare for a man who is looking to reduce his horses and simply wants her to go to a good home.
For more information/pictures/etc., feel free to e-mail Paris at hughesqh@EV1.net.