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For 3 months our stallion Vigo (out of Voltaire and Concorde and Ragna II) has been ridden in competition by Jean Charles Pirot a young, talented and ambitious French rider. Vigo is a perfect example of our philosophy in practice. Vigo was given to us by a top Dutch horse dealer as a 6 year-old as everything else they had tried to fix him had not worked. As a 3 year-old he had reached the 2nd stage of the KWPN stallion approval process only to have an serious accident in his stable. He kicked his hind leg through the bars and although he got it out he required surgery to the injury on his leg. As a result of box rest he got a severe colic and was once again operated on. Thereafter he recovered only to be permanently lame. Every option was tried but to no avail.  The wound has healed perfectly but the lameness would not budge. What his problem was that he had severely torn the muscles in his left hind quarters. After 3 months of treatment with us he was no longer lame and was gradually brought on and back into competition.

Every horse requires a team around him in order to bring out the best and in particular early diagnosis and treatment of small problems is essential to long term success.  Vigo was recently bought by the top Irish showjumper, Cian O'Connor, and we wish Vigo and Cian every success in their new partnership. Here are a couple of videos on Youtube of Vigo and Jean Charles Pirot in action:

1. Vigo at Le Blanc April 2011

2. Vigo at Pompadour May 2011

3. Vigo at Montlucon June 2011

Samsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, HerefordSamsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford