US Olympic mount and dressage horse Mythilus was humanely euthanized
Friday, October 9, as a result of complications discovered during a colic
15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding was the former partner of Courtney
June 2008, King-Dye finished in third place at 2008 Olympic Dressage
Trials with Mythilus, securing the pair’s trip to compete in Hong Kong.
began to colic yesterday afternoon, and he was taken to Fairfield
Equine,” said King-Dye. “It was clear that surgery was inevitable. Dr.
Rick Mitchell and his staff did everything they could. I feel blessed to
have had Myth in my life. We went through many struggles and heartbreaks
as well as many pinnacles and joyous times.”
consider this a personal loss, when you travel with a horse and become
personally acquainted with them you get attached. This is a huge loss
not to have him available for the U.S. dressage team,” said Dr. Rick
Mitchell. “This was a serious colic. After observation and a rapid
transport to the clinic, we discovered it was an inoperable abnormality. I
want to assure people that because of the quick response to his colic,
Mythilus did not suffer unduly.”
The horse, owned by John and Leslie Malone, will be buried at Bel Aire Farm in Millbrook, NY.
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