Check ligament injury confirmed

show jumping

Michael Bower competing Keltic Clouds Above
Well the eventing season for my 18 year old horse Keltic Clouds Above (aka Rocky) is going to be on hold for this year as she has damaged her check ligament whilst working on the gallops.

Can’t tell you how disappointed I am but more importantly I am disappointed for Rocky who loves to compete and will now be confined to her stable for 3 to 6 months. Having successfully recovered from a hind leg injury last year my wife was taking on the ride and had already had a good cross country practice at Somerford Park earlier in the year. I have been told that she won’t let me borrow her again!

Spa time…

In the meantime, Rocky has been ‘enjoying’ cold water spa treatments in her whirlpool therapy boots. They do an amazing job of bringing down any swelling after this sort of injury.