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Eventing/show jumping/dressage news   General: Horse-related

Started 8/31/12 by gerchgo; 172236 views.
Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

9/2/12

And not so WOOHOO, Heartbreak Hill (who on your link is listed as "Retired XC") was euthanized following following a breakdown on the course.  I can't help but wonder the status of the other 15 that are listed as "Retired XC".

http://eventingnation.com/home/rip-heartbreak-hill.html

 

Edited to add "closed parenthesis" in line 1.

  • Edited 9/2/2012 11:47 am ET by Lina_TX
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/2/12

I hadn't read anything about the horses on xcountry.....there are some that have falls and breakdowns, but they are usually listed in an article....I will go back to the Horse and Hound, and check to see if anymore had injuries.......been at work all day, so I'm just catching up.......

ger

Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

9/2/12

If you look at the rankings in the link you listed, it lists the DQ after XC (presumably 3 refusals, or went off the prescribed course) and the retired XC (presumably breakdown or injury) at the very end of the standings.  I don't know how they would list if anybody just gave up (without injury) partway through the XC, but I don't think that happens much.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/2/12

Many DO give up halfway thru, if their horse is just not right (like the warm-up for the track), horse just not listening, or the rider knows the horse will not be able to handle the rest of the course, which could be something as little as a certain type of jump they won't jump....they never list an injury, nor info on vanning off or euthing on the results list, that will be done in a written article or as  condolences to owner/rider of said horse..
Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

9/2/12

I see.  Thanks for clarifying that point.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/3/12

Ravel is enjoying his retirement with his owner, who herself is an amateur grand prix rider . This article has a couple of nice pics of Ravel, wouldn't it be nice to have such a classy trail horse like him? lol

http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=17568

ger

JLNJ

From: JLNJ

9/3/12

He's enjoying the good life...now that would be a trail ride to remember!
Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

9/3/12

Ravel is enjoying his retirement with his owner, who herself is an amateur grand prix rider . This article has a couple of nice pics of Ravel, wouldn't it be nice to have such a classy trail horse like him? lol

Oh, my...yes.  Of course these days I'd need a ladder get into the saddle.  Just parking the horse in a hollow and myself standing on higher ground wouldn't do it any more.  :-)  Isn't he handsome!

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