We recently had the incredible honour of helping to re-home Du Coteau Lalou Halifax and Du Coteau Lalou Flick. These half-brothers had successful combined driving careers, at the preliminary and intermediate level, and also pleasure show. François Bergeron remembers competing with these two, letting us know that they competed from Bronson, Florida to Bromont, Quebec and all the shows between. When asked, he noted "the pair was great and safe" and that owners Ed and Rosemary were a lovely couple. The last 5 years or so, these two lovely older guys have been doing therapeutic driving for Veterans.
Unfortunately Ed passed a few years ago and Rosemary is aging, now living with her son who isn't able to take care of the horses. Thankfully, he reached out to the Society asking us for help. It truly is incredible to have the time to do right by these horses who have so earned an amazing retirement. We've received so many lovely photos showing Halifax and Flick doing their people so proud.
Given their age (23 and 25) and their location in the USA (repatriating to Canada is very costly), we decided against posting on Facebook and, instead, reached out to one of our followers in the general area. After many discussions and shared stories, it was decided that Halifax and Flick would move to Rochester, NY to live with Matthew and his family at Iron Thistle Farm.
We are so grateful to Ed and Rosemary's son for reaching out and trusting us to find a great home for these boys and to Matthew and Lisa for opening their homes and hearts to these old-timers.