Phillip Dutton posted on his Facebook page this afternoon that Bruce Duchossois’ Mighty Nice is resting comfortably after a mild colic episode last night, on the second day of U.S. training camp at the USET training facility in Gladstone, N.J. An alternate for the U.S. World Equestrian Games squad, “Happy” was supposed to fly tomorrow to France for training camp in Chantilly with the rest of the squad horses.
“As of right now, our team vets have tentatively cleared him to still go to France as an alternate for the U.S. WEG squad and stick to his ultimate plan of competing at Burghley,” Phillip wrote on his Facebook page. “We will continue to monitor him very closely in the next few days. If the vets feel that it is safe for him to travel, he will go to France on Tuesday.”
We’re relieved to hear that this was just a mild colic episode and Happy pulled through OK. It’s wonderful that our team vets were already on site for training camp and were able to treat Happy, along with Dr. Rachel Gardner of B.W. Furlong & Associates. We will continue to keep you updated on Happy’s condition. Go Happy.