Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Scotsgrove Winter Hunter Pace

The fates were not with us this time - Trails will be saturated Saturday and I couldn't get them marked and get organized anyway, so we will cancel and normal Sat lessons will run the 15th, if possible! 
 Guess we'll all be playing it day by day with the weather that's predicted! I don't anticipate being able to teach Weds or Thursday by the sound of it!  Stay warm!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Brat and Gibberish video

Video by Caitlyn and posted with permission. 

In memory of two wonderful horses and the joy they brought to us.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


(photo by Caitlyn Ridgeway)
Dear All,
Many of you know that Baby Gibberish was colicky Friday morning. Laurie and I took her on multiple trips to Spartanburg Animal Clinic, as well as had her overnight at Tryon Hospital, then back to the clinic the next day. Despite all of this she had to be put down Monday night when drugs could no longer control her pain and her gut wasn't making any noise at all. She'd fought valiantly. Ultrasounds did not reveal anything that could only be corrected through surgery and she kept producing manure 'til 3pm yesterday, so it didn't add up as a blockage. The leading theory is that she had adhesions and scarring from her first surgery on the day of her birth. Gibberish was a joy to the barn and has left us all reeling from the sudden loss.
~Leslie & Gwen