Brentina Returns Home After Colic Surgery

Dressage Olympian Debbie McDonald's mare, Brentina, returns to her winter home in California after her colic surgery February 10.
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Dressage Olympian Debbie McDonald's mare, Brentina, returns to her winter home in California after her colic surgery February 10.
As Debbie McDonald watches, groom Ruben Palomera unloads Brentina at her winter home in California after the trip from the veterinary clinic where she was treated for colic. |

As Debbie McDonald watches, groom Ruben Palomera unloads Brentina at her winter home in California after the trip from the veterinary clinic where she was treated for colic. |

February 24, 2009 -- According to an email from dressage Olympian Debbie McDonald, Brentina returned to her winter home in California yesterday after undergoing colic surgery February 10.

"It is hard for me to see my girl looking so thin and lacking the muscle that once was so prominent," Debbie reported. "But she is in good spirits and very happy to have her stall back. It was so wonderful to spend some quality time with her again."

Brentina is on a strict diet, but should be able to have treats again in a month or so.

Brentina looks out of her stall at the goings-on in the stable. |

Brentina looks out of her stall at the goings-on in the stable. |

"It is very hard to refuse that face of hers when she is begging," Debbie admitted.

Debbie also thanked Brentina's supporters.

"Thank you again for all your prayers and support, they must have been answered," she wrote."