Dominique (1969 - 2005)
Beyond Expectations: Navicular syndrome and beyond.
At age 17, Dominique was diagnosed with navicular syndrome. Previous to the disease, Dominique had great difficulties to perform tempi changes. He was executing a short series of three or four changes and then needed several canter strides before he was able to execute another short series.
Soon, heavy lameness rendered the problem irrelevant.
Interestingly, the technique applied to restore soundness allowed the horse, once soundness was recreated, to perform with great ease, long series of tempi changes.