Horsebytes Blog by Monica Bretherton - Full Story
Imagine that you have secured a qualification to represent your country in endurance at the World Equestrian Games, a goal you have been working on for many years.
You even have the luxury of two horses who are qualified, a gelding and a lovely bay mare, but finances dictate that you focus on preparing only one for the 2010 Games. The gelding is strong and powerful, and he moves up to 75 miles without a hitch. The signs are looking pretty positive.
One evening you go out to dinner with the future mapped out, only to find on returning that the gelding is not in his paddock.
This is what happened to Alisija Zabavska-Granger, who will be representing Lithuania in endurance at the Alltech World Equestrian Games on September 26th.
After she told me a little bit of her life history, I was not so surprised to hear she had overcome this setback.
Alisija left her native country of Lithuania because, she said, "Men were dominating and I would have been a slave in the horse world..."
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