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    11-06-2011, 09:22 PM
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Crimson--Hickstead and Mr. Lamaze were on their way out of the ring, thankfully, when it it actually wasn't DURING the class.

I consider it that Hickstead passed after finishing something that he loved to do, not because of it. It also wouldn't surprise me that he held on until he was walking out of the ring either, so he could finish the job he loved.

An official statement was released, and they are saying that there will be an autopsy performed.

I am hoping that Hicksteads body will be allowed to be shipped back home, so that he can be buried it on home soil in Canada, or at a memorial spot of choice (KY Horse Park?).

Also, the rest of the class declined to continue with the regularly scheduled program, and supposedly all stood in the arena for a moment of silence.

I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Lamaze dropped out of his events that he was supposed to be in, at the Royal Winter Fair.

My condolences go out to Eric, the Torrey Pines family, and to Team Canada.

(I watched the video on another forum, and although heart breaking, found it educational. As another person in that particular thread said, it looked like in the video that Hickstead took one last look at Eric before he laid his head down, and I would have to agree with that person.

Although sad to watch, we cannot censor everything, and hopefully those who viewed the video learned what a heart attack can look like. Not to mention, the video did come with a warning that it was disturbing.)
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    11-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by crimson88    
I would absolutely hate for any of my horses to die that way, I would feel so guilty.
At least he went out doing what he loved; no doubt about it, that horse LOVED his job!
    11-06-2011, 09:26 PM
That's so sad. The article on chronicle of the horse said they are doing an autopsy but presumed heart attack. So young, so sad.

I was at a polo game where a horse dropped dead of a heart attack. I haven't been to a game since. They tried CPR and everything, it was so sad.

I really appreciate the the other riders declined to continue in his honor.
    11-06-2011, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by Hidalgo13    
I wonder if they collected some of his semen prior to this sad event. If not, it's a shame. He was such a wonderful horse that it would have been nice if there were foals who carried his wonderful personality, big heart and lovely conformation. :(
They did and were selling it at $5,000 first come first serve. I'm guessing that price is going to sky rocket now though.

Torrey Pines Stable - Stallions

R.I.P :(
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    11-06-2011, 09:35 PM
Poor horse. I personally would have been on the ground with my horse trying to comfort him. But everyone deals with things different.
It was obviously to much for the poor horse very sad.
    11-06-2011, 09:39 PM
I wish I hadnt watched that...I feel so devastated for Lamaze, what a horrible thing he has gone through.
    11-06-2011, 09:42 PM
I don't think it was sad at all. That horse died doing what it was meant to do. He didn't waste away in retirement or get put down after a painful injury. He was healthy right up until the moment of his death. We should all hope to be so lucky.
    11-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Well I thought it was real nice for the rider to start tapping the horse in the head with the crop while he's seizing. Whatever I feel for the horse not the rider. Sorry just my opinion.
    11-06-2011, 09:50 PM
Green Broke
What a devastating death. How awful for all of the people watching the event.

Poor Eric looked like he was in shock. I think most people would be, too.

RIP to a lovely horse.
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    11-06-2011, 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by Buckcherry    
Well I thought it was real nice for the rider to start tapping the horse in the head with the crop while he's seizing. Whatever I feel for the horse not the rider. Sorry just my opinion.
Do you really think he was hitting the horse with the crop? I saw him touch the horse maybe three times with the crop and it was probably not on purpose. Even if it was intentional it wasn't out of malice and even if the horse wasn't beyond feeling it wouldn't have felt them much. I think you might want to re-evaluate what you actually saw.

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