Maggie

Maggie is a 16.2hh (ish) Irish Sport Horse mare. She is rising 8 years old and is currently in the process of being backed.

Maggie arrived to AVL in March 2020 shortly after her diagnosis of bone disease in her hocks. Maggie had been presenting with on/off lameness behind and general grumpiness since Dec 2019 which lead to her diagnosis in February.

Her owner, Laura, decided that the best course of action for Maggie was to keep her trim and moving as much as possible, in order to keep her healthy and happy, and without stabling in the winter which could cause her hocks to stiffen up.

Of course, this is exactly what the track offers and Maggie has seemed quite content on track.

Laura also commented on how she had been attracted to AVL through our management of mud through the winter