In response to Equine ER blog readers’ requests to know more about the current status of Sophie, the foal of Surely Awesome, whose story was recently excerpted here from the Eclipse Press book Equine ER, we checked in earlier in the week with Surely Awesome and Sophie’s owner, East Coast resident Susan Blackburn, a large and small animal vet. 

When we last left Sophie, it was roughly a year and a half ago, right after Surely Awesome had to be put down because of laminitis. Sophie was still in Kentucky at the lay-up barn that was her home after she and Surely Awesome left Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. After Surely Awesome had to be put down, Sophie would go to the section of the paddock that had been sectioned off for her mare and linger for long periods, trying to catch Surely Awesome’s scent.