Thanks everyone for the overwhelming positive response! I'm going to take it that you guys think we are interesting enough to read about.... and I appreciate that! :)
That being said, things on this end are suddenly in fully swing in terms of transport. Everything happened so quickly.... one second we were discussing options, the next second I was signing and e-mailing paperwork back to her old owner. On Tuesday, she officially became mine! (Or well, technically on Thursday when her owner received siged paperwork on my end.) Things wet into full overdrive mode when I received a surprise e-mail from my shipper on Thursday after several days of silence stating that they were going to pick up my mare that evening. Uhhhh WHAT?! The woman seeing her off was at work, the papers were all at her old owner's house, and I had nothing to my name, not eve a board contract signed! A few frantic phone calls later, we managed to organize everything, and as of 10am yesterday, my sweet mare was loaded on the trailer and heading towards the international border. Omigoodness this is really happening!!!!
There is so much more to write - and a new blog is in order! - but as for this moment in time I need to figure out what to do with the hay situation, so off I go!!
And she has a new name... Pangea.
EDIT: The new blog needs a new name before I can make it.... so I need some help from YOU! The tagline is "A Piece of a Heart Horse Comes Home," but it needs a title as well. Suggestions? Something to wrap Pangea (related continental stuff) within? Something different? Ideas?