Cape Breton horse stable roof collapses under snow
No horses injured; new homes being found for 21 horses boarded at facility
The roof of a barn that boards 21 horses outside of Sydney, N.S., collapsed Friday morning under the weight of snow.
No horses were injured, but an owner of Redwood Stables says the barn, which includes the indoor riding arena, is beyond repair.
Owner Dan Lewis said the local horse community has rallied to the aid of the stable, finding new homes for all the horses.
"Once it hit Facebook and stuff like that the cars were rolling up here like you wouldn't believe, and we're all set now, the horses all have a place to go, will be well looked after," he said.
One of the horses is Red Riley, owned by Jenna Spencer. On Friday she was waiting for her horse trailer to be dug out of the snow.
"We're just going to take her home," Spencer said. "I'll just try to find somewhere to ride for the winter, but for now, I'm not even worried about that yet."
Lewis said he’s focused on making sure all the horses are looked after.
It will cost about $200,000 to rebuild the barn, he said. If they can’t afford it, they will consider operating as a seasonal business with no indoor arena.