Wilson Farrar’s horse, Scooter, turns 29 today, and the horse owner is doing what she’s done the past five years, throwing him a party with 100 or so people attending. Celebrants will get glass bubbles and horseshoes with inspiring messages as well as Scooter notecards.
Wilson rescued the horse about eight years ago from her then landlord who was going to put him to sleep because he was old and unridable. Fortunately, the landlord was willing to sell Scooter to Wilson (for $1!) and let her take over his care, which she and her friends have been doing ever since.
It’s been an amazing ride including the time when the roof blew of the house, and Scooter and Wilson had to find another place to live (with a barn to rent) in a matter of days. Somehow they did. That’s Wilson and Scooter. “Lucky Lucky” as they say. She currently rents a small place with a barn in Portola Valley, where the party is being held.
In their 8 years together, Scooter has become friends with many, many people, including students from around the world. Wilson invites groups of young entrepreneurs over to learn about life and to meet Scooter. Between the two of them, they demonstrate the value our pets (whether a dog, cat or a horse) bring to our lives.