Fred & Eva

‘Eva’ is on loan from a friend Nathan McDonald & she is patiently building Fred’s confidence again. His best friend ‘Rebel’ (a bay gelding who meant the absolute world to Fred) passed away in the paddock 2016. Fred spent all day with him while we all tried to save him; including great vet Trevor Smith; but he had to learn the heartbreaking life lesson of the finality of death. Since then he has been afraid to love another horse again for fear of losing her or him too & hasn’t ridden since. 

Horses for us are part of our family & they are loved & spoiled & treated with care & respect. People who live without animals say to us ‘bush kids learn how to deal with death around them & can handle it better’ but although they do ‘have to’ deal with losing animals yes; it is the most raw, most heartbreaking finality & it is new every time & never gets easier, it couldn’t get easier when you love your animals like we do. Cheri x