|Sediment erosion destroyed this road.|
|Not our vehicle, but shows how deep the water is.|
Monsoon season is upon us and the forecast predicts more rain in our future - for the next 14 days at least.
I am sad to report that over the weekend, a good friend of mine (actually, the one who competed at the BVX with me) lost her beautiful mare tragically, and much too soon. It was both shocking and exceptionally sad - most of the equine community in our area are grieving for this young girl and her mare.
I typically don't divulge into private information, namely the cause of death, but in this case I think it is important to spread the word so the same tragedy will not unfold elsewhere.
|Rest in Peace, sweet Cody-mare.|
Cody, the mare, got into chicken feed which was locked away in the barn feed room. It is guessed that she ate upwards of 2 bags of grain, including "scratch" feed. And for those who do not know [I didn't!], chicken feed is toxic to horses.
It was also a sad reminder of how truly "lost" we are up here with no equine Veterinarian within easy driving distance. Although, given the cause of death, I am not so sure Veterinarian intervention would have saved her - although one can never be certain and I'm sure that additional supportive care could've given her better odds.
I haven't been writing the last couple of days because my heart has just been so heavy for everyone involved. Hug your horses, ladies.