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  1. #1
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    Default Another horrible fire

    Condolences to all involved at Brookwood in Georgia.
    I cannot imagine the horror. No wonder barn owners
    never sleep at night.

    Tried to add a link, but it would not let me. Posted on eurodressage



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    I watched Kristen and Ramses for years at Chicago shows. So horrible. Condolences to everyone else involved. 18 horses.



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    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........



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    It's heartbreaking for the owners... So incredibly tragic. My hearts are with them today



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    So so so horrible. Poor horses and poor horses and poor owners.

    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?



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    Absolutely devastating. My prayers go out to the owners.

    Here is the link for those who can't find it:

    http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-01-...e#.UuwYt7TfuZQ

    And a update:
    http://onlineathens.com/breaking-new...ectrical-cause

    It was a gorgeous facility.



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    I can't imagine the horror. So sad.



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    This is one of my worst nightmares. I can't even imagine. How heartbreaking...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pembroke View Post

    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)



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    Quote Originally Posted by ridingagain View Post
    This is one of my worst nightmares. I can't even imagine. How heartbreaking...
    Crew, over on the Dressage forum, GraceLikeRain reported that she and her sister both lost their mares in this fire.
    HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
    www.hashaiti.org blog:http://hashaiti.org/blog



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    Is there a link for donations or ways to help yet ?
    "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"



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    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!



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    Here is the donation link

    http://www.gofundme.com/6n11ng



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