I know I have some readers in Southern California, so please pass this along, if you can.
From Facebook: "Spiritual Magic MUST find a home BEFORE the end of the month, or her owners may have to put her down. Extreme health/financial issues for the owner, does someone have the ability to take her in?. This lovely ex-race horse and broodmare needs are help! If you can assist, please contact email@example.com THANKS!"
Here is more information from her adoption page (under April horses on Facebook for The Second Race rescue): "(Southern California)-- Mare Spiritual Magic is a retired ex-race horse and broodmare that is need of a new home. Spiritual Magic could continue to be a broodmare, or go on to do something else. Her recent progeny: She has a nice 3 year old in training with Kathy Walsh at SA (08 by Decarchy - "Magic Spirit") and also a nice two year old (09 by Good Journey - "Marmite").
Spiritual Magic (Hermitage--Storm Bird) is 16 years old, a sweet heart and is in good health. She went through the Barretts 2010 sale and was a no bid. We have her catalog page if interested. She is not pregnant at this time.
Spiritual Magic earned $ 65,000 during her racing career.
There is no adoption fee with Spiritual Magic."
I would love to have this mare, but couldn't afford the shipping to bring her here, and my pens aren't done enough to take in another one right now, so I really hope someone in that area can help. I have heard of even these older mares being able to start new careers as riding horses. Look at her face--you can tell she is such a sweetheart that deserves a second chance.
Blessed are the broodmares,