Friday, January 29, 2010

Farewell Blue Hors Matine

On January 25, Blue Hors Matine suffered a serious injury while in turnout and was humanely euthanized.  Although she was no longer in competition, this is a big loss for all horse-lovers. Not only as a broodmare but I believe she was also an important symbol and icon for what good dressage should be. I don't think anyone can deny that Matine enjoyed herself in the ring.

The story:

The famous YouTube video of the 2006 WEG Freestyle with rider Andreas Helgestrand:

I am recovering from being hit by another vehicle while stopped at an intersection. I will tell the story soon.


Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Oh, I hope you are ok! I saw the news about Matine a couple of days ago, she was a great ambassador for dressage.

HorseOfCourse said...

Oh no! I really hope you are OK, RB!

Very sad about Blue Horse Matine. Such a beautiful and talented horse.