Spot, Spottie, or Spotticus are just a few of the endearing names used for our herd clown, Spot. Spot came to Ruby Ranch in the summer of 2009. Although only three years old, he was lame from a failed knee surgery and had a triad of heart issues. Spot was instrumental in teaching Sky (another of RRHR’s horses) to be a horse. Poor Sky (aka Puppy) latched on to Spot and learned to relax and play and integrate with a herd. Spot taught our volunteer, Matt, some important lessons on paying attention while leading a horse.
Spot began to deteriorate just a few weeks before he was euthanized. The vet thinks he may have had a series of mini-strokes. It didn’t seem to matter to Spot, he continued to frolic, under strict supervision, and he had a gleam in his eye even on his last walk to his resting place. Spot was a gem and we are privileged to have provided him with a year’s worth of love and attention. He gave back so much more. May he rest in peace.