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Um, ouch?!

Sorry to link to a Mail article, but holy shit. Everyone's like, oh, the baby wasn't hurt - WE CAN SEE THAT, WHAT ABOUT THE RIDER?! She doesn't look like she's wearing a body protector and she hits that car so hard it appears to have dented the bonnet. Fuuuuck. And yet she keeps hold of the horse. You have got to applaud her for that; she must be in an incredible amount of pain, and yet she keeps hold of those reins and stops the horse from bolting off into the crowd again.

Also, because it is Daily Mail, don't look at the comments unless you want to rage. The stupidity, it burns.


Aug. 5th, 2013 11:20 am (UTC)
yow. That looks super scary. I have to admit that I would have let the reins go and thrown myself on top of the kid, but...

BTW at schooling show yesterday (which was "good" only for some value of "good") the woman who won the Training 1 class got tossed from her horse during warm-up and it took quite a few people to catch him. He's 5, and it shows. Absolutely gorgeous chestnut WB with great movement ... the breeders gave him up for cheap because he's "only" 15.2 or 15.3 hands. His owner/rider is a tiny older woman and they are very well-matched... He's just uber-green.)
Aug. 6th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Hahaha! I'm not sure whether you meant that you'd throw yourself on top of the kid to protect it, or throw yourself on top for a soft landing? :P

Oh dear! Yeh, even the best can take a tumble; and even the most well-behaved horse can be frightened by something. It's why I really think that there ought to be better ringside fencing and separate horsewalks at these events.

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