OTTB: Double Mi Trouble (Liath)
Agile on her feet, compact in build but feisty and brave in mind, Double Mi Trouble (now known as Liath), has become popular in the Canadian polo pony ranks thanks to her owner Dylan Foster, a native of Okotoks. Alberta. Now an eight-year-old mare, Double Mi Trouble was retired from racing in 2009 after only 11 claiming races, two of which she won. She raced in low-level events for owner Al Strumecki, Shawna Vigneau and Dennis Hymanyk, earning just over $14,000. Equine sports therapist Kathy Butkovic remembers “Trouble” in 2008 when the filly was a newly turned two-year-old in Strumecki's barn at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, getting ready for the races. “Al has always been a believer in alternative therapies as part of his racehorses program,” says Butkovic. “I started working on his horses every two weeks and I got attached to “Trouble" because she was an adorable, small…
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