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post #1 of 8 Old 04-10-2012, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Rider in critical in Ashville, NC

I was watching the news last night and over the weekend, a rider had to be airlifted to the hospital when the borrowed horse he was riding reared, went over backwards and came down on him. He was wearing a helmet but it sounded like the injuries were to his chest (as you might expect from that type of accident).

There was not a lot more information then that except that he is in very critical condition. Prayers, I'm sure would be welcome.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-10-2012, 06:47 AM
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Good grief that sounds awful :( I will definitely pray for him..
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-10-2012, 07:03 AM
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That sounds horrible. I will be praying for him as well.

Last year I was in the UK and had the opportunity to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show. One jumping class, which was packed with spectators, was of military and other service teams who competed in front of the royal family (the queen, Prince Philip etc). You would imagine these horses, because of their military service, were used to crowds, noises etc. During the opening parade as one team was on their way out...one of the horses began spooking...badly.

The rider desperately tried to keep to keep his mount under control. He started to fall but was able to regain his balance. The crowd gasped, then cheered. And the horse, in response, went up and over, landing on the rider.

I don't know what ended up happening to the rider but they took him away in an ambulance. It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed and happened to happen right in front of where I was sitting. I had to explain to my non-horsey colleagues the seriousness of the situation but they could clearly see that 1300lbs of horse landing on someone was not good.

I do very much hope the rider in NC is ok.

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I used to live in the Ashville area... am sending thoughts and prayers as well. Hope it is not someone I know.
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Prayers sent!!! Sure hope they make a full recovery.
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Praying for the entire situation

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-10-2012, 07:22 PM
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Praying for him. Its crazy because just this weekend as well my boyfriends young horse reared and went over on him as well, and he too was airlifted. He spent the day in the trama room and now has a nasty concussion but otherwise walked out of the hospital that evening fine, albeit a headachey, very sore, and a little out of it. Im feeling very blessed we had that outcome and very very sad for this man and his family. Lots of prayers.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-11-2012, 12:26 AM
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Ugh! Sounds awful! I wouldnt even want a mini landing on me heck my DOG (small breed) just walking across my chest bothers me! Prayers.

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