Sunday, August 24, 2008

Meanwhile, back at Shiloh...

While we are in Montreal, Shiloh's work continues...


Some sad news to tell as sweet old Alamo passed away last night of natural causes. Alamo was found early this morning in his Gummie pen with his friends, Shadow and Starwood, standing close by. There was no sign of a struggle. Alamo was approx 32 years old and had begun to really show his age. We had the vet check him over about two months ago because he was beginning to lose weight and become much slower, the vet told us it was old age catching up. Just last week we moved him from Little Vacation Village into Gummie I, where he would basically have free feed Equine Senior. He was happy and content right up to the end. Just a few days ago, he was bathed and groomed by some volunteers. As sad as it is to lose one of these special horses, we are so happy that he was able to live out his natural life and pass away surrounded by his herd mates.

We are going to have a special class in the Shiloh Equine Educational Series. Much Ado About Mustangs! It will be taught by Eric, Shiloh's Mustang expert on September 13 at 10am. Please read more about this class!



We missed a big birthday party at Shiloh, as Shiloh Boarder Gus turned two years old! From what I hear there was cake for everyone and people and horses alike had a great time together.




Gus and Borrego Celebrate...

Gus' cake!

Here are some pictures from yesterday's (Saturday's) activities:

Taco, Salsa, and Margarita waiting OUTSIDE of the fence...
Olympia
Cute picture of Little Sunday!
Laurie informs the goats, Ferdinand and Exceller that she is going to trim their hooves. They look a bit skeptical...
She caught Ferdie!

Laurie plays with Sunday...

2 comments:

KellyByrd1 said...

Awesome party, Eric! Shiloh is such a feel-good place, for people AND horses, etc.! Where else can a group of grown (?) adults sing, in all seriousness, Happy Birthday to a 2 year old mustang? Gus knew it was his special day- he held his head high and was very patient with us while we sang to him! What an amazing job Eric has done with Gus, and what an example he is setting for people interested in adopting a wild mustang in need of a home. On another note, so sorry to hear of Alamo's passing. It was thanks to Alamo and Sabine's class that Yvonne B., a member of the carrot brigade, fell in love with Shiloh. Alamo was sooo kind and patient with Yvonne during the class. So sorry he's not there for us anymore, but so glad he passed peacefully, with the best of care from Shiloh,(as always) and with some of his best friends nearby. We'll miss you Alamo!

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about Alamo - but he got to a grand age, I'd say. Couldn't have been in a better place.

On a lighter note, it tickles me no end to see horses wearing party hats, and you even sing "Happy Birthday" to them!!!! Now, how fab is THAT??!