Well, last week was a real doozy here with a straight up TORNADO ripping through my area of Virginia, resulting in huge trees all over my farm ripped up by the roots, fences down, power lines down in the fields, and no power for days. A handful of miles down the road, they also got a huge hail storm in addition to the tornado, so I guess I kinda lucked out? But a handful of miles the other way and all they got was a rain shower. My horses were pissed because of lack of turnout for days due to, you know, live wires down in the fields. Hard to explain to them about getting electrocuted. PS please enjoy this photo of a cow wearing a branch post-tornado and also licking my horse.
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We bade farewell to an incredible horse last week, as Clare Lewis’ Sidnificant was put down at the age of 21. Sid boasted an incredible 100% completion rate for all nine of his five-star starts, with 3 Badmintons and 6 Burghleys in a row. Clare found the horse as an unbroke 2-year-old, and wasn’t able to sell him because he wouldn’t pass a vetting, but he ended up as her horse of a lifetime. [Sidnificant]
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