setelah sekian lama, tuan tanah kembali menjenguk blog beliau yang makin dilupai ini.
sapu habuk sikit.
banyak la pulak sawang.
he he. mane tak nye,
nak dekat 5 bulan kot cerita
Sultan Mizan Cup 2011 tertunda.
okey-okey harini kita bersiaran lagi
menyambung cerita yang tergendala itu.
eh! carik2 folder nak tempek gambar xjumpa lah pulak.
dipendekkan cerita, my hero didn't completed the race.
he started well, and getting better up to the 3rd loop.
but after that, the horse's performance is dropping drastically.
seriously like hell!
the horse he rode was hospitalized after 120km, the UPM vets collected his blood samples and after testing it,
they came out with a very shocking results!
his sugar level drops to the lowest you can ever imagine!!
that explains his tiredness, losing appetite etc...
there is a term used to explain this situation,
"hypo", I think.
this is a very rare situation for a performance horse, which has been carefully taken care of the dietary and supplements.
but what is weird,
the other 2 horses doesn't have the same problem.
even they were treated the same way all the time.
same amount of food intake, same supplements, same training schedule etc...
now i know, during the ride, there was something called "power booster" given by the team vet to be used on 3rd loops onwards, when the horses are quite tired.
it cames in the form of capsules, so as told by the Dr, I had to dissolve it in water first then put in a syringe to be used orally.
only my husband's horse took that booster, because I was responsible to care of the medicine and stuff,
when I gave it to another rider, he refused to take it from my hand. he said he'll take it later, so i just leave it on the table and after he took off for the next loop, i saw the booster is still there.
he didn't take it, obviously.
maybe that booster also contributes to the horse's downgraded health issues.
only ALLAH knows.
however, the other horse my husband trained for the ride and was ridden by a female rider from South Africa placed 3rd! and carry USD10,000.00 home!
and that is a HUGE thing to celebrate!
when you are responsible to train 2 horses, one you will ride by yourself and another one are to be ridden by other person
most people say you will do more on yours,
focused more on yours,
but my husband proof he didn't practice bias in training
he treat them just as same.
and to see the horse he train for other person be on the podium is something really to be proud of.
furthermore, the completion percentage were also really really bad this time
only 9 horses completed out of 52 all together.
which is about 15%
from the total horse started the race.
So, there goes my story of Sultan Mizan Cup 2011.
and so, we are no longer with that 'particular' team.
till next time, xoxo
thanks for reading.