Originally Posted by eventerdrew
contrary to popular belief, boomer was not standing next to her. He was found in his pasture while she was found just outside the arena. She was jumping bareback alone and boomer bolted (apparently a known problem). Boomer crashed into the jump and landed on his side; crushing jessica's skull and neck. That was from a letter her parents wrote. RIP Jessica =[
And that's why you should never jump alone.
I know accidents can happen in flatwork as well, but there is much more risk in jumping alone no matter how safe your horse may be.
I was always taught to never ride alone when jumping or in the dark.
Sad to see such a good young rider to pass away though.