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    Default Dun To A T Rest in Peace

    On Monday Darren Chiacchia's 2010 World Games hopeful Dun To A T had to be destroyed due to complications from an injury he sustained while Dareen was in a coma this past spring. This wonderfully talented horse will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.
    Last edited by seesa; Oct. 19, 2008 at 09:17 PM. Reason: CHANGE OF TITLE



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    Is there a news release or some confirmation of this? What was the injury?
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    I haven't seen a news release, but I do know it to be true.

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    oh no. That's terrible news. What was the injury?
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    Wow, it'a amazing that there is no news release.
    RIP.



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    omg. so sad



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    Oh no! I loved that horse.
    RIP



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    What does that mean? wasn't it a pasture accident?
    RIP lovely horse.



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    Can you provide more information on the original injury?
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    I am fairly close to the situation since one of my friends takes lessons there. I do not know all of the details but I do know that the horse sustained a very severe tendon injury to his left front leg while Jon Holling was riding him. Surgery was done to repair the tendon, but as with these type of things one thing leads to another and it is not always good. Having to stay off the left front caused the right front to break down and surgery was done but it failed.



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    Ah, and that just goes to show you that until there is an official release of some kind, it is perhaps better not to repeat what you have heard. Since Seesa did, tho, I can say that is not the story as it was related to me.

    I heard pasture accident, and surgery to repair the damage in the pasture was not successful. I did not hear that it was in any way related to an older tendon injury, but I don't have an official report.

    We should perhaps not repeat what we've heard, even from folks close the source until there is an official press release.

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    However the tragic accident occurred,it might be nice for the OP to change the subject line.

    "pays the ultimate price" might be misconstrued.
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    I agree, it is a pretty sensational subject line.

    Poor horse, I liked him.
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    DREADFUL and misleading headline. I am sorry for the loss.



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    Oh no, that's HORRIBLE!!!!!

    ... you need to change the your title, and even your info. It seems like he died due to something Darren did after his accident... which is clearly not the case.



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    Yeah, the headline here is a bit silly.... Pays the ultimate price for WHAT? Frolicking in the pasture? Having a substitute rider while his was in a coma?? Huh?

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    Default Yes! Please edit the title of this thread!!

    Most would assume, as I did, reading the title that the horse was injured in an eventing accident with Darren aboard. "Pays the ultimate price" infers that the horse was being ridden (perhaps even not willingly). My event horse also "paid the ultimate price" in your terms if you mean he got injured (surgery gone wrong when repairing a shattered splint bond due to being kicked) and had to be put down. Certainly a heartbreaking tragedy but not in the least related to the sport of eventing.

    Our sport is suffering enough from bad publicity and accidents/injuries. Let's not create needless sensationalism.

    But indeed very sad to hear of the loss of such a nice horse.

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    Poor guy - and poor Darren.

    I agree with everyone else that the thread title is ridiculous.
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    it's changed - thank you OP.
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    My condolences, he was a lovely, lovely horse.

    I don't mean to start anything but maybe posting this with a link to an official statement or press release would have been better? I know there isn't one (yet?) but I think it's better to see it straight from the source, like Darren's website or the USEA's. JMHO



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