Nine-year old Holsteiner mare Cassandra was the horse of a lifetime for Dr Laura Mann. So when Cassie shattered her right front pastern, Laura was devastated. Cassie was given very little hope of being anything other than a retired pasture horse, but amazingly, she’s now being ridden at walk, trot and canter.
Verena felt that dressage would help Cassie build the strength and flexibility she needed to recover, and started training Laura and Cassie each week. As Laura recently told Warmbloods Today magazine, “the dressage work made a big difference.”
Sounds too good to be true? Well, see for yourself. Here’s Cassie in action: