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It's been a tough lesson in juggling priorities this week. Last Friday/Saturday we were caught up w/bathing & clipping 6 horses for Karen's arrival and the photo shoot. Earlier in the week, I had been negotiating the co-ownership or full-ownership w/breed back option of a truly exceptional mare that had been offered to me. Emails had been exchanged about purchase price/lease option details, transportation logistics and our upcoming photo-shoot. I thought I was 'safe' for a day or so to side burner the discussion until after the photo shoot.
Initially, the person who offered her to me had first called me to ask about the pedigree of a mare she had just obtained, as she did not have datasource and did not recognize the 2nd dam. When my cellphone rang, I had been relaxing on the front seat of my pickup truck between a softball double header. When she told me the name of the 2nd dam sire & 2nd dam I SAT RIGHT UP. It was a full sister to my stud's 3rd dam NDL Bokara!! This mare was a a 3/4 sister to Vegaz!!!
Apparently I was TOO over-zealous in my excitement over the mare's pedigree because word slipped out and she was GONE! All I can say at this point, is it's been a stunning lesson.
If only I could request a Mulligan and rewind the clock a week. Lesson learned - When an opportunity like this presents itself, GRAB IT! Concentrate on the prize and don't let your guard down for a second until that horse is signed, sealed and delivered to YOUR farm.
Ironically, I was so excited about her photos and her pedigree that I didn't share my excitement with the board when she was first offered to me, afraid I would jinx myself <SIGH>.
...kicking myself for letting such a HUGE opportunity slip away...