Royal Kaliber diagnosed with strained tendon
ATHENS, Greece -- American rider Chris Kappler won bronze in
show jumping Friday, relieved not just to win a medal but to learn
his horse -- which broke down on the course -- was not seriously
Kappler's horse, Royal Kaliber, was taken from the Olympic arena
in a trailer and examined at the onsite veterinarian clinic.
Officials later said the horse, which suffered a strain injury to a
front leg tendon during a timed jumpoff, would be fine.
"I felt very close to a silver because ...
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