Thursday, August 24, 2006
Death in Aachen...And Other Hoofcare & Lameness News from WEG
An endurance horse has died at the World Equestrian Games. The Anglo-Arab name "Dubai" began to tie up severely early into the competition and was immediately withdrawn and treated but later died at the referral hospital affiliated with the Games.
The American dressage horse Brentina has been withdrawn from the individual competition after helping the USA team secure the bronze medal in the team competition. Ridden by Debbie MacDonald, the mare has filling in a hind leg and has been pulled from the roster. Gunter Siedel will take Debbie's place.
Haydn Price is team farrier for Great Britain; Steve Teichman is handling duties for the USA. They plan to get together today.
Meanwhile, the farrier/vet conference is underway; no news yet from that corner of the horsey town in eastern Germany!