Yesterday our beautiful mare, Ella, received an operation for some breathing problems that she developed during the fast, competitive polo season last year 🏇🏼❤️ The surgery was performed by Dr. Canaan Whitfield and Dr. Manny Himenes, both incredibly experienced veterinarians. Dr. Whitfield is from Texas A&M University and is a leading specialist for performance horses with breathing problems. Dr. Himenes is a local vet who has been supporting polo in Hawaii for 40 years. #HawaiiPoloLife
owner, Chris Dawson @cdawson808
, made the decision to fly Dr. Whitfield to Hawaii for this surgery, which will allow Ella to safely continue Polo for many years to come! Chris says, “Polo horses are extraordinary animal athletes. I bought Ella from Luis Escobar @santaclarapolo
and she’s by far the best horse I’ve ever had the privilege of owning and playing. She has a super tolerant mind and cat like moves. Thank you Dr. Whitfield and Dr. Himenes for your expertise and steady hands. Thank you to the dedicated surgical vet tech team from Oahu Equine Veterinary Clinic for supporting Ella.” 🙏🏼 Please join us in wishing Ella a speedy recovery so we can all see her on the polo field this summer!