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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mario's continued recouperation.

Mario's new BFF, Brenda. (temporary till he gets back to Paula!)

The roller is to keep his attention away from jumping the edge of the water. I will DEFINITELY take it off when we go cross country again, I love when he jumps the edge of the water...



Mario showing his love of the water. Especially now he's figured out how to go into it!


A couple of days before going to Canada Patrick McCuan (Mario's owner), Paula Bollinger (Mario's manager) and I travelled up to Nor Mar Farm, Freeland MD, to check on Mario's progress. As you can see from the pictures he's a pretty happy horse! Despite a couple hiccups in the beginning, (Mario showing everyone just how great a jumper he is by trying to jump the WHOLE pool!) he's settled in super and is hard at work. He's currently up to 12 minutes in the water on the treadmill which is enough to give him a solid workout where he's really puffed out by the end. The injury is healing just as Dr Cooper expected it to and we are now starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. He'll now be there for another 6 weeks and be rescanned, at which point hopefully he'll be ready to come back and start some work (trotting) under saddle. This will be very controlled exercise and will be timed down to the minute to optimise his recovery.

12 comments:

Aslo White said...

Great pics!!! Looks like this is a perfect situation for his recovery, and of course I know how good you are at bringing back injured horses. He's one lucky boy.

Ross Martin said...

Dear Katie:

Mario is sure a lucky bloke having you looking out for him

Cheers Big Ears Ross X

Vi2139 said...
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victorysporthorses said...

Thanks Rosco! He's no Danny but you'd like him anyway!

皇銘 said...

光這幾句話就價值連城了,讀著讀著小弟的眼眶就濕了... .................................................................

許紀廷 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。....................................................................

江婷 said...

變天了~~注意身體,別感冒囉!.................................................................                           

marg said...

I wish I could translate the Asian scrip.
Good to see Mario mastering the art of recuperation!

于庭 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................

victorysporthorses said...

Wish I could read the Asian script too! They come up on each of the posts....

李志吉 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

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