Resilient Rescues – Part I

Submitted by Ruth Beck: Me and my IRHR gelding (Draft X) Double Dutch. He competed through 3rd level with previous owner and with a friend of mine and even took a junior rider to her very first BIG show, before we had to retire him (permanently or temporarily, it remains to be seen) due to discovering an injury and then a subsequent loss of vision in one eye. We are JUST starting him back under saddle (only walking at this point). I know he won't return to his full former glory, but I'm hoping I can at least enjoy riding him in some capacity!

In April on YourDressage, we are celebrating Rescue Horses! We recently asked our social media followers to share a photo of their rescue horses who are now thriving after having found their soft landing. We got an incredible outpouring of stories and photos in response, and look forward to sharing them here all month long!

Did you know that dressage riders who choose rescue horses as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as the International Rescue Horse Registry, LLC is a participating organization?

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