Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Sad News

I was sad to read this in my inbox this morning:

Dressage mare Blue Hors Matine, whose dressage freestyle at the 2006 WEG in Aachen became an internet video sensation, was euthanized January 25 after breaking a leg in a paddock accident, Blue Horse Stud Director Esben Moller said in a statement. The 13 year old Dutch mare was ridden by Andreas Helgstrand of Denmark. She retired from competition in 2009 following unsuccessful recuperation from a tendon injury at the Las Vegas World Cup in 2007. The YouTube video of her 2006 WEG freestyle has received nearly 10 million views.

Matine is one of my favorites. It's sad to feel our relationships with those we love can be so tenuous. Time spent with our loved ones-equine, canine, human- seems all the more precious.

See updates on Courtney King Dye on Robert Dover's website.