........ are still completely unknown. Sighhh.
BUT I managed to track down the stallion station that she technically belongs to, FINALLY. After calling repeatedly to every place around here that I could think of, I finally managed to talk for 5 seconds to the owner of the colt and found out which place she was from (I never see him so it was quite a feat!). Once I found that out, I called the main farm, and was told that I had to call ANOTHER number. I called that number... no answer! I called a second number, and finally was able to get through to SOMEONE that had an idea of what was going on. After some sleuthing, we found exactly what we already knew: her approximate age (somewhere between 7-10), and her color, and her brand. And that was it. I talked to the main vet as well, and he said that all the recipient mares come in on a dealer truck, and the dealer didn't keep records of them either. So basically, we still know absolutely nothing about her, except that at some point she was probably in a feedlot. I'm glad she is no longer in the feedlot, but still... being a mishandled uterus isn't much of an upgrade really.
He told me all the recipient mares are up for sale at $1000 each. While that is kind of pricey for a mare with an unknown history, it's basically what I expected him to say. One quick update on Facebook about it, and suddenly I had a huge flood of people telling me to put a donate button up on the blog to see if I could raise up enough money to buy her. With the trimming business exploding, it is certainly doable at this point in my life to have two horses... so why not? Who wants to help me buy Bay Girl? Who wants to see that fancy little 257 on her butt turning down the centerline, cause I know I sure do!
EDIT: I took out the "Donate" button because with that you can't actually see the progress bar go up... we're already over $160!!
As a disclaimer, obviously you never REALLY know what is going to happen in a circumstance like this, so if I get a whole bunch of donations and the whole thing falls through, I will donate every cent of it to a charity of our collective choice. It's a win-win situation either way, no?
She says, pleaaaaase help me get to a good new home!
In other news, Bay Girl's second trim without sedation happened on Monday and I was SO PROUD of her! I don't do her farrier work, so instead I held her while we locked her colt in a stall and did her outside of the stall. She was an angel... AND she stood with both her hinds up in the sling on the hoof stand... considering she used to kick at anyone who came near her hind end at all, this is huge!!!!! What a little angel!!!!
So? Whadda ya say folks?