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Heartbreaker CL ad, now Heartwarming Story: OldChestnutMare's Golden Retirement!

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  • #41
    Someone post a thread, Trailer needed in Warrenton. I know a few people in the area, but I'm not there anymore and don't have phone numbers.

    That ad makes me sick to my stomach. They say in the bottom that she IS struggling, but they don't have the heart to end it. They don't deserve to reproduce, or own animals.

    Jingles for this mare and whoever can help her. I can throw in $10 via PayPal. Not much, but that's the balance left on my account!
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    • #42
      Originally posted by Sabovee View Post
      Can one of the more established Cothers call Bluengray and maybe get some photos of her farm as well? Since they don't have any history here it would be nice to confirm that the mare would be going somewhere safe... Just saying...
      Oh wow, yes. Not to insult bluengray, but we don't want to put the old girl in a worse situation than she is now. So if someone can go look? And then if things don't work out, best to put old girl down. If place is good for her, she can last a few more years out with other horses.

      We will send our money to whomever needs it for purchase or transport or vetting for mare, or for someone's gas to go check out the proposed new home. If she is 35, her teeth are going to need work. And hooves. and everything else. She's gotta be hardy and tough to have survived this long.

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      • #43
        Looks like Opal is about 45 miles from me. I can't keep her but I have a trailer and can arrange a kind end for the old lady
        I wasn't always a Smurf
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        • #44
          Is the horse in Opal? Remington is right down the road, 5 to 10 minutes from Opal.
          Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
          -Eleanor Roosevelt-

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          • #45
            Originally posted by carolprudm View Post
            Looks like Opal is about 45 miles from me. I can't keep her but I have a trailer and can arrange a kind end for the old lady
            I'll pay your gas/diesel. Can you check out the proposed farm that will take her? If it is suitable and has happy horses, then maybe she can have a few good years. If not, well, better to euth than to starve to death. PM me with the cost. Set up your paypal acct if you don't have one. Easy to transfer funds immediately that way.

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            • #46
              I sold my trailer, but if you guys need eyeballs on a farm I am game to take a look. I live about 20 minutes from Opal area, and can have hubby drive me out to see whatever. PM me if the decision gets made today and you all want my help.
              Bolter Bolter Bolter!!

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              • #47
                I'm in for $25 once we confirm the mare will get either a good end or a soft landing in a good place.
                "The nice thing about memories is the good ones are stronger and linger longer than the bad and we sure have some incredibly good memories." - EverythingButWings

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by alittlegray View Post
                  I sold my trailer, but if you guys need eyeballs on a farm I am game to take a look. I live about 20 minutes from Opal area, and can have hubby drive me out to see whatever. PM me if the decision gets made today and you all want my help.
                  If you go, I'll pay for your gas/diesel and throw in dinner at fast food restaurant for you and your husband.
                  I'm in GA, so too far away to assist physically except for pressing the paypal button.

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                  • #49
                    CoTH to the rescue-AGAIN. How great are you all??

                    Re: working with owner, just remember that she has to agree to the sale, and if she hadn't placed the CL ad, the old horse wouldn't have kindness and mercy in her future. Tread gently.
                    Paypal ready with $25. Go git her, and bless you all. I'm verklempt.

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                    • #50
                      Nanny says we are in for $25.00.

                      I agree, dont piss the owner off. It never helps.
                      "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                      • #51
                        Is bluengrey coming back? Can anyone else take the old girl?

                        Any excess money after expenses can be used (if it's ok with everyone) for vet and farrier bills.

                        Remember when savoy8 went to get the phillyfilly and the guy wanted to "hook up?" She handled that very well and got the mare for 1/2 price. And didn't have to date any of the guys there!

                        The Hessen horse and his domestic partner (oh that sounds funny, Hattie is a Minnesota Trakehner mare) are waiting to help pay for the old girl to get a hopefully good home to live out her final years.

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                        • #52
                          I love the direction this thread is headed. Way to go, gang!
                          "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                          • #53
                            Anyone besides bluengrey? Worried that she hasn't checked back in.

                            And yes CAC, my $25 is good for vet/farrier bills.

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                            • #54
                              Does anyone know Bluengray? I hope she is OK after her kind offer.

                              And not to single her out for needing her farm etc checked out - I think it would be a good idea for any CoTH rescue like this - to have all the prospective homes checked out - by other CoTher's - if possible. Not just BnG's.

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                              • #55
                                Someone please take in the mare!

                                OK I'm off for the night but will check in first thing in morning before I go to barn. Please someone get her. And we'll all send our money to you.

                                Please also remember that if the mare has not had much to eat, be careful when you start feeding her. Too much food and too rich food can kill her. Slowly increase her feed. And beware worming a horse full of worms. Impaction colic can result. She's going to need a lot of tender loving care but she's a tough old girl so she should make it. If someone will take her in!

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                                • #56
                                  I also hope B&G wasn't put off by the notion of having her place checked out. This mare doesn't need the taj mahal so I hope she wasn't scared off. Just need to make sure there is a barn/shelter and a field and not a ride to the closest auction.

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                                    I also hope B&G wasn't put off by the notion of having her place checked out. This mare doesn't need the taj mahal so I hope she wasn't scared off. Just need to make sure there is a barn/shelter and a field and not a ride to the closest auction.
                                    Exactly.

                                    Although lets face it... 35. Has she been well cared for? Maybe. Probably not. Might be best to give her a bucket of sweetfeed and say goodbye.
                                    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                                      #58
                                      Sounds like this mare may luck out after all, thanks to COTH!!

                                      Just to try to collect all the info in one post, here are the offers of assistance.

                                      BlueNGrey offered a home!!! Major good karma to you!!!! But please don't be offended that other posters want to double check that you have a farm and happy horses, it's definitely nothing personal!!!!! There HAVE been some very creative scams and incidents over the years, several involving all manner of nutjobs here on this board, so it's not a bad idea to verify that the mare will indeed go to a safe haven.

                                      Carolprudm has offered to trailer the mare. And *IF* a home doesn't work out for her, Carol also offered to arrange a humane end if necessary.

                                      ALittleGray offered to take a look at the prospective farm taking the mare in, if BlueNGrey is willing.

                                      If BlueNGrey wishes to bow out, then we'll go from there. She hasn't commented since earlier today, which is not a good sign but perhaps SHE has an actual life, unlike the rest of us. (BNG, we're all quite impatient here in cyberspace! Especially when it comes to coordinating pulling a horse out of a bad situation. ) But let's give her a bit more time to respond. BlueNGrey, if you do prefer not to get involved now, please just let us know so we can try to help this mare before the inevitable broker buys her to ship to slaughter.

                                      Donations pledged:

                                      Nashfad $40
                                      RoyalTRider $20
                                      WillowMeadow $25
                                      Chardavej $25 (needs a PM reminder)
                                      Pony4me $25
                                      Bathsheba8542 $50
                                      ElleBeaux $25
                                      Angelico $15
                                      VCT $25
                                      RunNJump86 $10
                                      Littleum $25
                                      Lovey1121 $25
                                      CloudyandCallie -- gas money + fast food meal for 2
                                      EqTrainer $25
                                      WoofNWhinny* $25

                                      Total thus far: $360 plus gas money. If I missed listing anyone above, my apologies and please add your name and contribution.

                                      GOOOoooooo COTHERS!


                                      Is everyone okay with any amount over the amount paid to the seller (she's asking for $100 in her ad) going to the vet/farrier?

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                                      • #59
                                        I would be willing to pitch in 20 dollars---a donation from my rescue gelding to this mare--

                                        use it for anything she may need, farrier, vet, euth etc.


                                        just tell me where to send the money.

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                                        • #60
                                          I dont care how my money is used.

                                          I would prefer that if she is not going to have quality of life without a big dent in resources, that she be kindly euthanized.

                                          But I will not be making those decisions, just expressing my preference.
                                          "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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