We were only able save one, hip 83, and follower Cheron was able to save one other, hip 82.
Hip 83, now named "Ruby," was immediately examined at West Coast Equine Hospital, straight from auction. Other than needing her teeth done, a farrier, and food, and some mild lameness issues, she was overall in decent health. Foster Nathalie picked her up and has been working on rehabilitating her since.
Today, we took another stab at trying to identify her by tattoo and markings. Now, without the mud splattering her legs, the marking on her hind left leg revealed itself.
Tentatively, we believe this mare to be 1991 Florida-bred "Shanghied," by Pass The Line and out of a Riva Ridge mare. Although the markings fit the mare to a T, as does the tattoo, we're a bit perplexed by the brief Florida racing career and no recorded Thoroughbred foals.
Was this mare used to produce Warmbloods? Perhaps AQHA? Further investigating will be done. Perhaps we're entirely wrong on the ID. This is an example of, identifying Thoroughbreds is far more difficult than just reading what's written on their lip.
If anyone possibly knows of a "Shanghied" being part of someone's non-Thoroughbred breeding program, please get in touch