DeAnn and Prince

DeAnn and her family said a sad good-bye to Prince on Christmas day. He was 36 (ish)! DeAnn was 12 when she got him. She rode and learned on him and from him for years, then I leased him and he was a favorite school horse for so many. Sweet, fun, kind I can’t remember how many people he left the ring with! Not in a mean way, just going back to the barn. Time was up!

He succumbed to colic in the end, Sorry for your loss DeAnn!

Ginny and Willy

Ginny was ready for me to send out this sad information.

Ginny’s beloved Willy was lost to colic last week. Special thanks to Vicky who was able to put him in the trailer and take him right down to Pilchuk for surgery. He had a fatty lipoma that had wound around the intestine and unfortunately he could not be saved.

Thanks also to Vicky for taking such good care of him these last few months.

Dr. Cha arrived 15 min after Vicky called Kulshan and she was very quick to diagnose the situation and recommended the trip to Pilchuk. Thanks to her as well.

Willy was a very special horse;  a once in a lifetime partner for Ginny. She was so generous in sharing him and his talents over the years. So many people benefited from having him in their lives . When Ginny bought him in Canada he was B.C. Preliminary 3 day Event Champion that year. He has been a Hunter, Jumper, Dressage horse. He has been ridden in summer camps for beginners, used for vaulting and ridden on the beach. He was a true gentleman with a huge pride and sense of fairness. You always felt safe around and on him! He will always be one of my favorites.

Ginny, our condolences go out to you.

Harry and Snowman

Sue and I went to see this movie at the Limelight last night and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. True story about a wonderful horse, brought back so many memories. The theatre was sold out  with Whatcom Co horse people so if you go be a little early. I highly recommend seeing it!

Tom and Linda

Once again Linda has asked me to send out sad news. Tom passed away this afternoon. Linda and his family had been with him. The family will be here with her for a little while.

Tom and Linda were married for 28 years and were the love of each others lives. I personally will never forget the joy of watching Tom and Buckles canter around the Derby course at Fox Bay. Or the “Knight in shining armor” at he Halloween parties.The legend lives on!

Tom: you will be so greatly missed!

Tom Cain

Linda has asked me to pass along this message. As you know, Tom has been fighting cancer and various problems since his treatment. He has been in the hospital now for 3 with lung issues, weeks and not improving. They are keeping him as comfortable as possible but Linda feels his time is very short. They are encouraging visitors. He is in room 251 at St. Joe’s. They need our thoughts, prayers and support at this time.

Lecture on Colic

Dr. Sauter is giving a free lecture on COLIC tomorrow night at Kulshan Vet Hospital at 6:00. They would like you to call to tell them you are coming.  354-5095. I highly recommend going to this; important and informative.