Oh, what a sad, sad story. Beyond my ability to imagine. I will never again complain when one of my two isn't feeling good or I have a bad riding day or am not happy w/ a score. My heart goes out to everyone associated with those horses.
We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........
What I don't understand is, didn't they have smoke detectors or anything of the sort at the stable? Isn't that the norm in the States?
I have never been at a barn with smoke detectors. I have been told the hay dust, shavings dust and general dust of a barn can cause too many false alarms. The heat ones don't work well in lofts.
Now that was 30 years ago so I don't know if that is still true.
Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)
A friend of mine leased a horse last year and when the lease ended a few months ago and a purchase couldn't be worked out, he was returned to the owner. He was one of the horses lost in the fire. I feel so bad for her - even though she didn't own him he meant a lot to her.
Prayers to all of those affected. This is one of my worst nightmares (as it is most of us, I'm sure) and I gave my boys a few extra hugs and peppermints yesterday.
It's not about the color of the ribbon but the quality of the ride. Having said that, I'd like the blue one please!