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Re: [RC] Eventing deaths - Beth Walker

Not necessarily. ? I would bet that not all heart problems have symptoms which can be picked up in a standard vet-in. ? There was a horse that dropped dead in an endurance ride I was at, many years ago. ?If I recall correctly, it was a veteran horse / rider combination, and it happened within the first few miles of the start. ?

I also knew of a horse at a riding stable that was used for little kids. ?He was sent out on a 1-hour ride, was walking along, and suddenly took off, ran down a hill, collapsed and died. ?Best we could figure was a heart attack.

On Mar 17, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Lynn White wrote:

And what's up with the horse dropping dead on the
course? Did that really happen? If so, shouldn't that
have been caught by a vet BEFORE the horse started??

Fwd: Re: [RC] Eventing deaths, Lynn White