April ended on a high for Alex with her taking her mare Cuki to her first BE event at Northallerton, where she finished in 12th position and came away with plenty of enthusiasm and things to work on for her next event at the same venue on the 22nd May. However, after feeling that Cuki wasn’t herself at this event, Alex retired during the cross country and sensibly followed this up with a visit from her vet, revealing that Cuki was suffering from a hole in one of her teeth, which is due to be removed on the 20th June. Fingers crossed she makes a full recovery and that both her and Alex can get back out competing soon!
Sadly, Alex has also been dealt another blow after finding out her older event horse Romeo, has suffered some complications and arthritic changes following his fetlock operation last year and may not return to work as she had hoped he would. Her main aim now with him is to give him as comfortable a retirement as possible and keep him as well as she can over the coming months.
Sometimes with horses, bad luck seems to come all at once, but Alex is keeping positive and is in the early stages of trying to find a new horse so we will be excited to hear about her progress with that over the coming months.
Good luck Alex and keep positive!
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