Jake died this week after 20 years at Blaikiewell. He had a horrendous start in life and was so traumatised that we decided to let him retire and enjoy life with nothing to worry about other than to come in for feeding and grooming and regular feet trimming etc. He soon calmed and became
one the kindest, most gentle horses we have had here and he was a big favourite with our volunteers and school pupils who spent time with him in his field. He was 27 and had never had an illness before the final day when he came down with severe colic. Our vet helped help him to go peacefully. We are all very sad to lose him.