The horses at Shadowfax LLC at the Glenmore Equestrian Center in Keswick, Virginia are all snug in their stalls as we wait to see which way tropical storm Hannah will go. Early today the storm was predicted to head up the coast and Albemarle County was forecast to get a total of about an inch of rain. However things have changed, the storm is tracking further west, and as of 6:00 p.m. the forecast was for 4-7 inches of rain with maybe 3 inches in a hour. Needless to say we made sure that all of the horses stayed in their stalls for the night.
Luckily the Glenmore Equestrian Center is on publick water. This is very important because if the storm knocks out the power there is still water for the horses. Most farms are farther out in the country and are on a well. Wells need power for the pump; so if the power is out for several days there is no way to pump the water. One of the things that I used to do whenever a bad storm was forecast was to fill up every spare bucket, tub and water trough so that there would be a supply of water for the horses. That works okay if you don’t have a very large barn, but since Shadowfax has 26 stalls it would be hard to store enough water to tide the horses over for very long.
The horses at Glenmore are safely tucked in for the night with plenty of water, a supply of feed and bedding, and since Baily who owns the business lives in the barn appartment, there is always someone on site to make sure that all is well.
The Glenmore Equestrian Center which is run by Shadowfax LLC is a full care facility offering boarding, training, instruction and horse sales. It adjoins the Glenmore Community located in Keswick Virginia just east of Charlottesville, Virginia.
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