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post #1 of 15 Old 12-18-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Horses in Windham ME Lost in Tragic Fire[/HTML]Hi All,

Not sure if you heard but our trainers barn, Spruce Hill Farm in Windham, ME" burnt down last week with all our horses, tack and dreams in the middle of the night - freak accident that they think a chipmunk chewed through a wire in the rafters that set off the fire. The only solace we have been able to give all our kids is that the vet said all the horses in the barn died of smoke inhalation in their sleep and were not burned to death and it all happened before anyone knew the barn was on fire at 4:30 am. This has obviously devastated us all since they were all a big part of our family not just mere animals to us. Below are some clips of the fire and news stories.

WGME 13 News Story Detail
8 Horses Die In Windham Barn Fire - Most Popular News Story - WMTW Portland

Everyone has always been so generous with the Maine Youths in the past and this barn held 75% of Maine's 2008 American Quarter Horse Congress Team in it. The kids are in need of everything from work boots, work/show saddles, work bridles, bits - just everything they owned and loved. If you can offer the kids anything on the tack side used or new, whether it's 1 work book, 1 bell boot, a used ripped old horse blanket, they would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you again and the kids appreciate you and your family so ever much.

We are also selling raffle tickets and setting up a concert fundraiser for them. Raffle tickets are available to all. If you'd like more information about this and the raffle items, please do not hesitate to contact me at Raffle tickets can be purchased through to they are $5 each or 5 for $20. The digital raffle with explanations is listed below. Prizes are ipod nano, Nintendo ds, Hannafords GC, John Deere Pedal Tractor, concert tickets, plus many more coming in every day.


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post #2 of 15 Old 12-19-2008, 03:02 AM
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try posting on for ridding boot's and other stuff, i know a lot of people use that in southern maine area.....have yu hit any of the tack stores in souter maine for donations?....i.e the one in freeport or the one near biddeford? ......freecycle might be your best bet though.....
my biggest score off that site was my daughters quater horse

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post #3 of 15 Old 12-20-2008, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a UTube memorial of all the horses lost in this fire

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post #4 of 15 Old 12-20-2008, 03:26 PM
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what a beautiful vid
such a shame to lose such beautiful horses
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post #5 of 15 Old 12-21-2008, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Horses lost in Fire

Yes, Cait did a great job. glad the link worked for you. it didn't work for a lot of people.

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post #6 of 15 Old 12-23-2008, 06:04 PM
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im so sorry, that made me cry.
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-24-2008, 03:53 AM
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Oh my gosh, I am deeply sorry, I couldn't imagine what they are going through.

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post #8 of 15 Old 12-31-2008, 01:33 PM
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Not be sound harsh but when it's such beautiful horses with so much training that lose their life in such a tragic way, it's devasting. Great video, I also cried.

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-06-2009, 07:29 AM
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That is terrible. I feel so sorry for those poor kids. I cried too.
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-07-2009, 10:25 PM
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OMG that is horrible!!! I too cried during the video, very very sad. Poor horsies We just had a horse die today at my barn. Im sorry for those people who lost their horses in that fire!!

The rider casts her heart over the fence, the horse jumps in pursuit of it.
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