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View from the North 40: When tragedy stalks the house

As truisms go, it’s not very catchy, and it’s pretty unsavory, but after last week, I can vouch for its truthfulness: The night isn’t really dark until your horse starts vomiting.

Since I’ve already given away the gripping plot twist, I might as well tell you — in case you’re too tenderhearted for the suspense — that everyone survived the equine medical emergency. Myself included.

Now with the ending out of the way, we can roll back to beginning when I found one of my horses showing signs of colic at 1 a.m. Friday of last week. I had intended to just check on them, throw them a bit of hay, tak...


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