DISCLAIMER: I know how a lot of you feel about kill pens and kill buyers and the people who buy from them, but what is done is done. So. On Saturday, I was contacted by the sweet lady that helped me get Calypso, with a photo and a plea: a young mare that had a home offer and full bail had abruptly lost the home offer, with only 20 minutes until then deadline. Could I do anything? I am a TOTAL SUCKER. I contacted the woman who quarantined and hauled Calypso, and said sure, fine, I would be the home offer and pay them last remaining bit. ($200, plus 30 for a health paper) I looked at the pictures and video, and despite being dark and blurry, nothing horrible jumped out at me--she walked, trotted and cantered (briefly ) under saddle, seemed sound, although hard to tell. Whatever, no big deal. My original plan was to get her into quarantine, and then have them woman quarantining her rehome her. But, then she sent some photos. She is listed as five years old, 15 hands. Lady that sent the photos said she was worried, but social and curious, walked and trotted easily on the halter, seems sound. Has feet that need a bit of work, and her head appeared to have been knocked about recently, but she wasn't spooky or headshy. Loaded onto the trailer easily and seemed right at home. Not deciding any thing yet but. . . She does look sweet, doesn't she? She didn't have a name, just a number. For now, I am calling her River. What do you all think? Worth keeping, assuming her vet check and riding assessment both go well? I did ask about the way she was holding her left hind leg, because I though it looked a bit off, but lady said she didn't notice anything off about it, so maybe it is just the angle. This person was brutally honest about Calypso, so I trust what she says. The plan is to walk and trot her when the vet is out, and make sure that it is fine.