I got a call from the owner of Pistol last night and it seems that her 7y/o was upset because she wanted to sell him.
The other girl that looked at him liked him very much, but she was also looking at another horse and the owner sort of guided her more in that direction.
Back to the kiddo, apparently she wants to try him herself. So that is the direction the owner is going to go at the moment.
I can't say that I am really saddened by that decision. It's really nice to know that these people really like and appreciate Pistol and hate to get rid of him. The owner told me that if she ever had to try to replace the big horse, it would cost a fortune.
That pretty much seems to be the consensus of those of us that own the foals out of my dearly beloved old mare. She really was a one in a million horse. She not only did, she reproduced the best of herself.
I did tell the owner that if Pistol ended up being a bit much for her kiddo at the moment, that I would be happy to lease him for a couple of years. She knows he would receive good care and be used appropriately, so she said if that was the case, she would certainly be happy to work something out.
I'd say that is still a pretty happy ending.