My sister was out on a trail ride with our friends from the barn and her hubby. So she was cantering her horse (on a route we have taken many many times) and apparently she got a little to close to the ditch and the horse started sliding down (it had rained earlier in the day, causing my sister to go off. She broke her femur bone
. For those of you that don't know, it's the large bone in the upper part of your leg. She was taken by ambulance to our local hospital, where she was then flown to a larger more equipped hospital. She had surgery...they put in a pin to reconnect the bone. She is now recovering. You don't really think of something like that happening when your riding on a good horse and on a trail you have taken a hundred times.