Community jumps in to solve problem of emergency boarding for miniature horses in transit |

Community jumps in to solve problem of emergency boarding for miniature horses in transit

Doe Shively, visitor information specialist, Summit County Chamber of Commerce

Every day at the Summit County Chamber of Commerce Information Centers, we help people with information. The questions are varied – a German film crew wanting to know where the best vistas are or the gentleman needing a repair shop for his hearing aid.

We see anywhere from 101 to 425 visitors a day.

This week in Silverthorne was a most unusual problem. A lady from California was traveling from the Missouri National Miniature Horse Show. She was traveling with her daughter and two young grandchildren. They were driving a motor home, pulling a horse trailer with a pregnant mare, a stallion and two other miniature horses.

The motor home broke down and was now in a repair shop waiting for parts.

Our animal shelter helped, and the horses are currently at the fairgrounds in Silverthorne. The lady was worried about a weather change and wondered where she could find stables providing shelter for her miniature horses. That’s when she arrived at our office.

After checking the phone book for stables, I remembered a conversation with my insurance agent, George Osborne. He had told me about his horses. I called him for help. He talked with the worried lady.

Now, this is why I am writing and telling you this story. George took time from his busy day to take our call but also offered to come and get her horses and take them to his place north of Silverthorne.

Thank you, George Osborne, for being a caring Summit County resident willing to help a total stranger with a very complex problem. I’m sure she will always remember your kindness and her stay over in Summit County.

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