Some days I seriously question my wisdom. Literally in the space of weeks I went from two horses to a quickly multiplying herd. I had been looking casually for a kids horse for quite some time. When Sweetie became available it seemed like the right horse for the right price. So I jumped. She comes home at some point in August when her foal is weaned.
Then came the Whiskey saga. The knowledge that she had Navicular and had it to the extreme that breeding her wasn't going to be an option sent me into a tailspin. The truly funny thing is I thought I had accepted that fact that she was going be a "downer". Nope. Clearly not. It's extra hard because due to my dad's impeccable care she's actually improving. She is demonstrably less lame.
I began the pedigree research. Trying to find another Whiskey. Nope. No such luck. What I did find were some distant relatives. Thinking that was my only option I began process of looking towards purchasing something along those lines.
And then I stumbled across this gem.
This black mare is Whiskey's 1/2 sister (dam side). Initially thinking I'd get the mare with a 3 in 1 option I began negotiating. Then, deciding I was completely crazy, I decided there would be waaaaay too many horses. So I bought the foal. The black filly will come home to me in the fall. I can't wait. This little girl needs a barn name and a papered name. (I've asked to do the paperwork.) Here is her pedigree. It's not overly fancy, but that's not why I'm bringing her home.
So here's the summer tally.
Whiskey - undetermined what will happen with her. If she continues to improve, and is happy and comfortable - who knows how long she'll be around.
Marnie - off getting bred to Pegasus.
Sweetie - arriving in August.
No Name - arriving in the fall.
I'd like to point out that brings my horse total from 2 to 5. Just say'n!