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post #81 of 90 Old 11-14-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Eric did a wonderful job of giving Harold a safe, sane round. Eric had not ridden him that much, it seems.
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post #82 of 90 Old 11-14-2011, 08:56 PM
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^ I just watched the round and I have to say that they make quite a nice pair.

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post #83 of 90 Old 01-09-2012, 04:19 AM
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hmmmmm they get like this clot and they die.... it happened also to a young girl while going over a jump in midair. The horse died in mid air
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Ohmygod. I didn't even know he died! He was my favourite! This is so sad :(

RIP Hickstead, Best wishes Eric

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post #85 of 90 Old 01-11-2012, 09:11 PM
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How horrible... I couldn't watch that entire video. Rest in peace, you were an amazing horse! I couldn't even imagine watching my horse die like that. So sudden. His jumping was amazing !
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post #86 of 90 Old 01-11-2012, 10:04 PM
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Hickstead blew the main aorta. When this happens, death is quick.
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post #87 of 90 Old 01-12-2012, 05:45 AM
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This is so sad :( My thoughts go out to Eric. Hickstead was an amazing horse!

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post #88 of 90 Old 01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
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I feel so bad. ;( But why was Eric hitting him on the nose when he collapsed? To try to get him back up? Idk..I didn't really like that..
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How sad....
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I feel so bad. ;( But why was Eric hitting him on the nose when he collapsed? To try to get him back up? Idk..I didn't really like that..
Hickstead had a history of colicing and I assume Eric thought that might have been the case and was tapping him with his crop, trying to maybe get him back on his feet? Then again who knows... when your horse is dying in front of you and you're not sure WTH is going on it's hard to say how anyone will act. It's not like he was doing it to be malicious.
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