American Olympian Charlotte Bredahl had to euthanize her 1992 Olympic dressage partner Monsieur on Saturday 17 October 2015. The chestnut gelding was 34 years old.
On Saturday evening 17 October Monsieur developed a colic and as the horse had begun to struggle with old age, Bredahl decided not to have him undergo invasive surgery but to euthanize the horse.
"The last few months his legs were having trouble carrying his enormous 17,3 body and when he colicked Saturday night I knew it was time to let him go," Bredahl explained. "I bought him in a partnership when he was a gangly and unruly 5-year old and had him until he was 35 (sic). The last time he had a saddle on was 15 years ago when I retired him after 10 years at Grand Prix. Had I known he would live another 15 years I might have kept him in work a bit longer."
The Danish born Charlotte Bredahl-Baker discovered Monsieur at Niels Grøndahl's yard in Denmark in 1986. The Danish warmblood was born in 1981 at Henrik Simoni's yard and was by Lowenbrau out of Heidi (by Guter Gast xx).
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