Oh dear. Remember in my last post I said I had some concerns about Magnum? He was being uncharacteristic ally anti about having his girth done up. Well it turns out there might be a reason.

Had the vet out today for some routine maintenance . Jabs for Sapphire, Dental for Sapphire. All good. I asked the Vet for honest, unbiased opinion on if I should be trying to ride Sapphire. Her reply, “Give it a go and see what happens”. Then I told her about Magnum. A thorough examination followed. His heart beat is irregular and unpredictable. He has heart disease. The Vet couldn’t make it clearer. He could go into heart failure very gradually, or his heart could just stop and down he would go.

Magnum is now retired with immediate effect