Sadly we had to say goodbye to our sweet Scarlett yesterday. Scarlett developed a sudden illness that lead to colic. The illness was not curable and would have lead to extreme discomfort for Scarlett if allowed to progress further. Thank you to the staff of North Country Veterinary Services for your support.
Scarlett was a brood mare prior to being rescued. She was with foal when she came to us. Our sweet Fitz was the last foal that Scarlett had (Sunshine Alumni Serengeti is the Sire). During Scarlett's time with Sunshine she was happy to mother the other mares. She could often be heard calling out to the other mares if she was not with them.
Scarlett's stall is the first one you see when you walk into the mare barn. Scarlett loved to look out the door and let the wind flow through her mane. She was often too distracted from her window watching duties to eat her hay!
If the gate is left unlatched, Scarlett would play a game where she pushed the gate with her nose. The gate would hit the door and swing back to her. She would do this over and over again until the gate was latched!
Volunteer Regina has been Scarlett's number one fan since she arrived. When Scarlett developed arthritis, Regina picked up the expense of her supplements to make sure that she was comfortable. Whenever she had time, Regina like to visit with Scarlett and give her some extra pampering!
Scarlett was 26 years young and was laid to rest next to Mouse and Sisko.