Oh wow that is really sad, my heart goes out to you, jessica, her family and anyone that has been devastated by this Tragedy. Ya horse back ridin is dangerous and you need to have a check list in your mind before ridin.. Its like when you get into a car, you make sure you have your seat belt on, mirrors are good, tires are good, etc.. well we need to apply that to horse back ridin and use what you have listed as our list.
I don't know jessica, but i will definantly pray for her tonight..
Thank you for postin this topic, its just a SERIOUS reminder of the dangers that come along with ridin.
I am so sorry for your loss!! :(