I just heard from Mikey again.
She and the blind mare made it to Shiloh Horse Rescue in Nevada today with no trouble. Other than being a little stocked up in her legs, which is to be expected after having just had her neglected feet trimmed, the mare took the trip well, Mikey said. ?She unloaded well, got settled into well enough to find feed and water, and the sound of some new voices, and Mikey's now on the road toward home, in Arizona.
Last of Mikey's words from the answering machine:
"I told the mare she was home now, and that she was going to be just fine, with all kinds of people to love her again. And I gave her a big hug from all of us."