I cried when I watched that movie to I own it and iv only watched it the one time because of it.
It truely scares me to.
I do Barrels/cutting and reining with my horse and I worry about that happening.
Anytime My horse trips I stop him in place and check him out.
At a barrel race he tripped around the third barrel, as soon as he picked himself up I stopped him, jumped off and walked him out, pissed alot of people off because I walked out and they wanted to keep the race going and blew my 45$ entry fee but I didnt care.
There were signs that Ruffian was having soundness issues and they should have paid more attention to them.
I grain my horse everyday with joint supplements and plenty of other vitamins.
During competition his legs are always wrapped up and I stretch out each leg before we do anything.