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  • #21
    Get her! If it were me I would be there now getting her back, I'm sure the people selling could give you enough information to figure out if it really is her too.
    The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.


    • #22
      Go get her. At her age, she could end up in a bad place. And if things become such that you cannot later afford to keep her and cannot find a good place for her, then there are worse things than being put kindly to sleep by an owner that loves her.

      Post pictures when you get her home!
      Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


      • #23
        Go get her. You will regret it if you don't.
        Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


        • #24
          I have a soft spot for old Arabs. I'd say go get her and be sure to post pics!


          • #25
            Even if you only keep her til spring, and give her a graceful end, it would be kinder than allowing her condition to perpetuate.

            You'll never say "gosh I'm so happy I didn't get my long lost mare when I had the chance"

            You'll never say "I regret giving her a winter of peace and love before ending her life"

            Go get her.
            chaque pas est fait ensemble


            • #26
              Originally posted by Petstorejunkie View Post
              Even if you only keep her til spring, and give her a graceful end, it would be kinder than allowing her condition to perpetuate.

              You'll never say "gosh I'm so happy I didn't get my long lost mare when I had the chance"

              You'll never say "I regret giving her a winter of peace and love before ending her life"

              Go get her.
              This in spades. I heard of a young horse I had bred being for sale because his rider could not handle him. I dithered and did not buy him back. I regret it immensely. Now I don't know where he is, I don't even know if he is still alive. I still trawl the sale sites looking for him and if I find him I'm buying him.
              where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?


              • #27
                Yes, go see if it is her and get her. If caring for her becomes too much financially or whatever, then give her a peaceful end with a full belly and hugs.

                99% of my regrets in life are the things I didn't do.


                • #28
                  Originally posted by jetsmom View Post
                  I'd go get her. You'll sleep better. And maybe you can find someone that wants a free lease on a babysitter type horse, but you can keep tabs on her.


                  • #29
                    The fact that you contacted the buyer 2 yrs after you sold her to offer to move her when there was a fire in the area says a great deal about how much she means to you.

                    I hope you can get her. Please post a photo when she is home!


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by firelizardfarm View Post
                      Please somebody tell me I should go get her... I would be happy to return the favor next time you want to buy another horse and are wondering if you are crazy.
                      WELL.....have you called the ad yet???? Enabling you!
                      The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .


                      • #31
                        yes, go get her.


                        • #32
                          Please get her and then come back and tell us how relieved you are to have done it!!
                          Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


                          • Original Poster

                            Well, here is the update. I drove up to see her with all of family agreeing that I should get her if it was her. Sadly, it was not.Was a remarkable resemblance, but when I got there this mare had a belly spot (large) and was not her. However, I was able to match the owner up with a friend who needs a leadline pony. So happy ending for the horse. I wish it had been her, I still think of her often, but such is life. Hope she is ok, wherever she is.
                            Second place is first loser.


                            • #34
                              Sorry it wasn't your old mare but I am glad she will have a decent home.

                              See COTHers...enabling did help this old girl!!


                              • #35
                                Wow, So sorry it was not her. But you did a good thing.


                                • #36
                                  Glad you took the trip....sorry it wasn't her but your trip landed the mare in a good place. Maybe your gal will still appear...good luck!


                                  • #37
                                    Oh darn ineas hoping to hear a 'I bought her' update. But glad to see she found a nice home.

                                    I just can't believe the old owner wouldn't give you contact info for your mare, after she had agreed to give you first right of refusal.


                                    • #38
                                      Glad you made the trip. Sad it is not her but good that she now has a soft landing.
                                      where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?


                                      • #39
                                        I don't think any one of us would regret helping a horse in need. Thank you for checking on her and helping her to a soft landing.



                                        • #40
                                          I'm sure you get major karma points for helping this mare out away
                                          Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
                                          My equine soulmate
                                          Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding