We couldn't care for 15 horses wihout the help fom our frinds and business partners! As we wind up the holiday season and enter a new year, we have to take a moment to reflect on the past year and thank everyone who helps keep the horses happy and healthy. Take this past month for example: In December the horses all had their hooves trimmed and/or shod by our skilled farrier Cody Ferguson. They had chiropractic adjustments by Loren Yoder, and dental work by Austin Finn. Lauren Foster helped us out with some laser therapy. We even borrowed a horse from Hickory Hills Equestrian Center and compared notes with owner Elizabeth Evans. This December we began a partnership with the Farmer’s Co-op in Decatur, AR. Chris, the manager, is supplying us with quality pine shavings that are a better bargain and generate less dust than what we’d been using. We’re still getting all the Purina feeds the horses love- Christian (the Purina representative for our area), was even on site to offer support and expertise in equine nutrition. It has been such a pleasure to work with the Co-op so far, and the bulk deliveries of grain and stall bedding are going to really streamline our operation!
We have great veterinarians locally and in Tulsa (Drs. Turchi and White, respectively) who help us keep the horses sound. And although only some of the horses make the trips to Tulsa or horse shows to train with Farewell Farm, the tips and wisdom learned from Libby Barrow, Tiffany George, and Mindy Coretz are taken home and applied all around the farm. Jeff Chambliss delivers our square bales of bermuda and alfalfa hay. Our lovely neighbors Howard and Krysta fire up their big tractor to help us place round bales in the fields during these winter months (Bob’s friend Ronnie helps us out in warmer months with cutting and baling). Then, of course, there are the daily operations and chores tackled by the Sherba family and staff.
Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!