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  • Shelly Francis' GP partner Dominion dead

    Shelly Francis has lost her GP partner, Dominion, in a tragic accident.

    http://www.eurodressage.com/news/dre..._dominion.html


    My deepest sympathy goes out to Shelly Francis and the others who loved this horse.
    one oak, lots of canyons

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  • #2
    Deepest sympathy to Dominion's people. What a terrible tragedy for him and all those who loved him.
    RIP and Godspeed Dominion....
    Proud owner of an Econo Nag...

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    • #3
      How very, very sad. Poor thing, what a way to go. Condolences to all his people, what a devaststing loss of a lovely horse.

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      • #4
        so sorry!
        www.specialhorses.org
        a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

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        • #5
          super sorry

          what horror for him and his people companions. God Speed beautiful boy, the competition in Heaven just got better at the dressage arena!

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          • #6
            How sad - thoughts to all concerned.

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            • #7
              Yes, this is sad and I feel bad for all involved but seriously, how does a horse break a leg in a stall and bleed to death? I hear of similar stories and it always boggles my mind.
              Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

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              • #8
                Yes, this is sad and I feel bad for all involved but seriously, how does a horse break a leg in a stall and bleed to death? I hear of similar stories and it always boggles my mind
                there but for the grace of god go I. I am not going to explain the whole thing but remember, we are dealing with horses and these things happen.
                I am sure the whole thing is awful enough without going in to detail.
                My heart goes out to Shelly and the owners.
                Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                • #9
                  Such tragic news. She held a clinic here years ago and was a wonderful horseman as well a clinician.

                  And GDQ, as others can attest, if you've been around horses long enough you know catastrophic things can happen to them of their own doing, despite the best of care and safe housing. Becoming cast and/or just getting up "wrong" and/or slipping getting up. (I had a mare boarded here who, IN HER FIELD BY HERSELF, appears to have slipped getting up and compound fractured her femur, which punctured her femoral artery. She was in shock from blood loss when I found her and was euthanized immediately).

                  GP horses are no less prone to freak accidents of any other horse.

                  Condolences to Ms. Francis on the loss of her partner.
                  Last edited by sid; Jul. 25, 2009, 09:20 PM. Reason: addressed wrong individual
                  www.littlebullrun@aol.com See Little Bull Run's stallions at:
                  "Argosy" - YouTube and "Boleem" - YouTube
                  Boleem @ 1993 National Dressage Symposium - YouTube

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                  • #10
                    I know there are no words to say that will heal, Only time will do that.
                    My deepest symapthy to Shelly, Pat, and all who loved and cared for Dominion.

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                    • #11
                      sid, that was a quote at the beginning of my post... not something I would say. I was responding to GDQ because I thought her comment was flip.
                      Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                      • #12
                        Oh my...I'm getting old and my eyes fail me...so, sorry Bogey. I'll edit accordingly.
                        www.littlebullrun@aol.com See Little Bull Run's stallions at:
                        "Argosy" - YouTube and "Boleem" - YouTube
                        Boleem @ 1993 National Dressage Symposium - YouTube

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                        • #13
                          Nooooooooooooooooo, Dominion was such a cool horse. I also really respect Shelly as a rider and trainer. Goes to show that bad things happen to good horses and good people. My condolences to them.
                          Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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                          • #14
                            How devastating...my deepest sympathy to all his connections. What a tragedy for them, I am so sorry.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post
                              I was responding to GDQ because I thought her comment was flip.
                              SO sorry that my comment was offensive to you. Yes, I've been around horses for many many years and yes, I hear about freak accidents like this and it STILL boggles my mind how these things happen. Perhaps injuries to horses are so common around you that it no longer shocks you, but it shocks me. I wasn't trying to lessen the tragedy or mock the people involved in some way. Lighten up!
                              Most friendships in the horse world are just an opinion away from doom.

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                              • #16
                                My friend's horse was lying down, and got cast. Trying to get on its feet the horse tore down an entire 12' stall wall - 2 inch oak boards and all the accompanying stall bars, a 12 foot long stretch of bars and their base, which sits on top of the boards, fell on the horse. The base, which is standard steel stock, is channel stock, shaped like a square cornered U to keep it securely on the boards.

                                My horse puts its foot through its stall gate while rolling, and proceeded to kick and fight to get her foot free, and nearly killed herself. We found her at 6 am in the morning, the stall door and stall gate kicked to pieces, and her on three legs. We got very, very lucky. She was alive and not seriously injured.

                                Bottom line? Do the math.

                                It's very easy for a 1200 lb animal that panics easily, to kill itself in a stall before anyone knows about it.

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                                • #17
                                  Perhaps injuries to horses are so common around you that it no longer shocks you
                                  well there you go....you should quit while you are ahead and lighten up yourself.
                                  Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. –Sebastian Junger

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by GreekDressageQueen View Post
                                    SO sorry that my comment was offensive to you. Yes, I've been around horses for many many years and yes, I hear about freak accidents like this and it STILL boggles my mind how these things happen. Perhaps injuries to horses are so common around you that it no longer shocks you, but it shocks me. I wasn't trying to lessen the tragedy or mock the people involved in some way. Lighten up!
                                    And yet that it exactly how it came across, that you were indeed trying to do just that.

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                                    • #19
                                      That is so sad - how devastating for the person that found him. condolences to his rider, owner and all those that loved this horse.

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                                      • #20
                                        Most sincere condolences to Shelly and Pat and all who knew Dominion. I know exactly how it feels to lose one suddenly, and for no good reason. Godspeed Dominion.
                                        In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                                        A life lived by example, done too soon.
                                        www.caringbridge.org/page/laurajahnke/

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