Sad news - I'm having to retire H

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I've not posted in the Competition forum for a while as obviously I've not been out competing with one thing or another - I thought I'd update people as a few will remember H - Sadly she came in from the field hopping lame behind and the vet's been out today and confirmed that she's done both her hind suspensories
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Gutted is not the word I'd use to describe how I feel - To know I'll never ride her again is heartbreaking - but to know how much pain she's in is worse
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The outlook is quite bleak for her - 2-3 months box rest and then the best hope is that she will be strong enough to be able to carry a foal...

Kate x
 

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That is very sad news for you. I am really sorry to hear it. However, sometimes rest helps this sort of injury so let's hope things don't look as bleak a bit further down the line.
 

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How horrendous & shocking, poor H, hopefully she will be sound enough to canter round the field and produce lots of lovely little dressage foals..
 

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That so gutting
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*hugs*

my thoughts though..
if her hind legs are already weak, wouldnt putting her into foal make it worse?
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What a shame as I know you have put so much time and effort into getting her right. Hope she gets better with time and the box rest works.
 

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awful news
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so sorry to hear, <<<vibes>>> that things don't seem as bad a bit further down the line..and she will hopefully be ok to have lots of lovely foals.

*hugs* xxx
 

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how devastating for you
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(((hugs))) and fingers crossed the box rest makes her feel loads better
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this - what a terrible blow.
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Hope you can at least get her back to paddock soundness.
 

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Totally and utterly shocked to hear this Katie.
I really did think we'd see you out competing again soon.
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I really hope H recovers enough for her to live out a very happy retirement with you guys
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H's mum

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Yes sadly that's why being a brood mare is "best case scenario" We've got to go through the whole process of box rest etc to try to get her strong enough to be able to carry the foal - worst case is being pts
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Kate x
 

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Our little mare did both her hind suspensories this year, and the outlook was quite bleak for her but she's had an operation (thank you insurance!) and although she'll never event, they hope she'll be able to do dressage and is down to 2/10 lame from 8/10... there is hope.

Vibes for you and her- its so hard to know what to do.
 

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Awh hopefully shell be okay to have some lovely foals then
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good luck with the box rest
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H's mum

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Thanks for your hope - it's much needed and appreciated!
Sadly she's got other underlying issues - she's already had surgery on a broken splint bone and 2 annular ligaments - so further surgery is out of the question for her - her legs are too weak - We've just got to hope she becomes strong enough to at least retire field sound and hopefully become a brood mare!
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Kate x
 

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Horrible news - massive hugs. I really hope they can make her comfortable for retirement
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If her legs are that weak-why on earth are you breeding her?

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if youd read the whole string of posts then you would know
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i asked this earlier
 

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I'm so, so sorry to read this.
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Like everyone else, I really do hope the box rest works for her enough for her to enjoy her retirement. (((((HUGS)))))
 

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No-you got the answer that hopefully she'd be strong enough to carry the foal-what about genetic defects?
 

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Sorry to hear such sad news
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I've had to accept my beloved mare being retired to be a brood mare too
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How old is H? Has your vet mentioned shock wave treatment? xx
 

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I'm so sorry to hear this, i do hope things turn out for the best though and she will come through this strong enough xx

Caribb - In the nicest possible way isn't it better to at least sympathize with OP and offer support and personal experiences to someone going through a very hard time rather than criticise?
 

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Yes-I totally sympathise, I had meant to say that, but I cannot believe anyone is considering breeding a horse who has not stood up to work/life in such a spectacular way, having had so many ligament problems as mentioned on here-perhaps that is clouding my 'nice' response, apologies, it was insensitive. I have my own retirees, and wouldn't consider breeding any of them as it was not unavoidable injury that left them that way.
 

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QR - I am so so sorry. I have no experience of this but am thinking of you.
 

H's mum

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Thanks for the responses - much appreciate the support

Caribb - The horse's issues aren't things that could be passed on to offspring but brought about by a hard competition life (prior to my having her she evented and team chased) and then she's worked well at dressage - I've spoken at length with my vet (who is very well known) and he thinks that she would be ideal as a brood mare - Thank you for your comments though
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Kate x
 
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