January 24, 2016

Rail Trip, W. C. Jones and buddies. Hay, guys!

Rail Trip, W. C. Jones and buddies. Hay, guys!

Probably you know about the barn fire yesterday morning at Old Friends in Georgetown. It was the small barn, our hospital and quarantine barn, that burned. Thanks to our brave, wonderful, observant, level headed heroes, farm staff James and Tammy, the two horses who were in that barn, Alphabet Soup and Archie’s Echo, were safely evaculated. Everyone is fine, horses and humans. The big barn and other buildings are undamaged.

We thank the Georgetown Fire Department and the fire fighter who sustained a knee injury due to the icy footing, and we thank all the generous people who are contacting us to help. Michael says we’ll get the insurance report in a few days. Then we’ll know how much money we need to raise to replace this facility that’s so necessary to our horse care. Please watch our tweets, web site and Facebook page for fund raising updates.

Rather than post more photos of the patch of rubble–Barbara Livingston put some good ones on Facebook–I went for a walk around the farm this afternoon and caught snapshots of what the horses are doing today. They’re not Laura’s skilled photography, and the horses are being pretty boring in them. That’s because they spent a relaxed day soaking up the sun, munching hay and wishing more people would come visit–carrots! They said to remind you that winter tours are at 11 am daily with reservations.

So here are some snaps of the horses safe, sound and lazy on this winter Sunday.

Yankee Fourtune--white on white.

Yankee Fourtune–white on white.

War Emblem chows down

War Emblem chows down

Silver Charm smiles as he sunbathes in the snow

Silver Charm smiles as he sunbathes in the snow

Geri leaves his hay to come over and say hey

Geri leaves his hay to come over and say hey

Genuine Reward

Genuine Reward

Some horses surpass all captioning...

Some horses surpass all captioning…

Archie's Echo dozes in the peace and quiet.

Archie’s Echo dozes in the peace and quiet.

Should I take that personally, Afternoon Deelites?

Should I take that personally, Afternoon Deelites?

Alphabet Soup enjoys a visit from his friend Linda.

Alphabet Soup enjoys a visit from his friend Linda.

More hay enjoyment. Afternoon Deelites.

More hay enjoyment. Afternoon Deelites.

War Emblem yawns. "You call that excitement? If you want excitement, go to youtube and watch the 2002 Ky Derby."

War Emblem yawns. “You call that excitement? If you want excitement, go to youtube and watch the 2002 Ky Derby.”

 

Beth

 

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7 responses to “January 24, 2016

  1. My dear Beth this is perfect for this day. I would prefer to leave pics of the barn’s rubble to yesterday, and just soak in these wonderful images of the horses of Old Friends living their lives, today, as they always do there at Dream Chase farm. To me, they are bathed in a beauty that may be ordinary to some, but it is the horse photography I love the most. Thank you for sharing it all with us, and it is WONDERFUL to see Alphabet Soup and Archie, well, safe, and relaxing in sunshine like all the others day. xoxo

  2. Susan

    I have been missing you Beth!!! Love any and all pictures no matter who takes them! Hope you are well…so thankful that everybody is safe! I am headed that way just as soon as I can….have got to meet all the new boys! Take care and thanks for sharing.

  3. Lizzie S.

    Sorry to hear about the fire at your facility! I have an Alphabet Soup mare and am glad to see he’s okay! I hadn’t ever seen a picture of his face that close, his daughter has the white eye too, so that’s fun to see!
    Thanks for all you do for these amazing horses!

  4. Gae

    We’ve missed your blog posts. Great work by Old Friends and the Fire Dept.
    These photos are great. I especially like the one of Genuine Reward. Very nice picture of that handsome boy framed by the snow and the fences.

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