A few days ago we learned that on 12th June after a 40-year-long injury-free streak of training horses, Van Hargis, was involved in an incident where a young filly fell on top of him, resulting in several fractures to some very specific bones in his lower back, sacrum, and pelvis.
Van has now had surgery and will be taking it easy for the next few weeks, but will be able to walk (on crutches) right away, and should fully recover in short order. We have been advised by his team that Van was smiling and in good spirits when he was brought out of the recovery room after surgery.
Van’s team have also advised us that there is no anticipation that his Stonehurst Farm clinics will be cancelled. Van is eagerly looking forward to his trip to New Zealand to work with us all.
We wish Van Hargis a speedy recovery! In the mean time if you haven’t yet entered the Facebook promotion we are running offering a FREE space on Van’s two-day clinic – “The Concept of Fear, Trust & Confidence” (Value $295)