Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Pete worked long hours as the new vet in town. While he was building his practice, Jody maintained the household. She enjoyed riding Starboy in her leisure time. After a while, Pete found the time to string electric fence at the farmhouse so that Starboy and Tinker Toy could be close to the family. Jody often saddled Starboy, put the children onboard - one in the front, one in the back - and rode the nearby trails.
What mother takes her two children horseback riding, all on the same horse? Jody Smith, the veterinarian's wife. A brave thing to do, even in the best of scenarios. But, Jody was a seasoned equestrian; Jessica and Pat were resilient.
Elliotsville Road was where children grew, horses ruled, and the Smith family became a part of the Ohio Valley; the valley where Pete Smith became a respected veterinarian and a part of the season-changing community that he loved.