Rest in Peace, Scarlet

We are always sad to hear that one of our alumni has crossed the “Rainbow Bridge”, but we are thankful to Carla and her family for doing all they could for Scarlet and for knowing when it was time to make the final, kindest decision for her. We know if wasn’t easy and we are sorry for the loss of their beautiful mare.
“I wanted to let you know that Scarlet (formerly Christa) who we adopted in March of 2015 had to be put down in February after a long battle to recover from a deep digital flexor tendon injury in her right front leg. After multiple injections, treatments and attempts to allow her to retire and just be a horse we came to the conclusion that her level of discomfort was just too much to justify our wishes to keep her with us. We laid her to rest on our farm and she is sorely missed by her people and the rest of her herd (Penny Candy from MHARF and Johnny from This Old Horse). Scarlet was a chestnut mare in all her glory and a boss mare to the end. She loved to trail ride, do obstacle course competitions and even filled in at 4H drill team when needed. The last year she was sound we rode every one of the trails at Zumbro Bottoms during the month of May and she learned all the WSCA game patterns. We weren’t very fast, but she did all of the patterns like a champ!”