Injured horse recovering after fall

October 3, 2010

The Italian horse injured on the cross-country at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky is recovering and veterinarians are optimistic he will make a full recovery.

Iman du Golfe, ridden by Juan Carlos Garcia, was injured in a fall at fence 20 this afternoon.

Veterinarians attended to Iman du Golfe immediately. He was stabilised at the fence and transported by horse ambulance to the nearby Rood & Riddle veterinary hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Iman du Golfe was treated for a deep laceration over the left elbow region. X-rays showed no major fracture, although there is a small bone chip near the elbow.

The laceration has been sutured, and he is resting comfortably. Attending veterinarians are optimistic that he will make a full recovery.

Garcia was taken to hospital and initial reports are that he is in good condition.

• Inonothing, the ride of Australia's Paul Tapner retired at fence 13, the Fort Boonesboro Brush Coop. X-rays revealed a fracture of the horse's left hind patella and, with a favourable prognosis, Inonothing is resting in his own stall tonight.

Fernhill Clover Mist, ridden by Ireland's Patricia Ryan, slipping a tendon on the course between fences. He has been examined and treated by veterinarians and is expected to be out of competition for an extended period.