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post #21 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 01:14 PM
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So sorry for your loss, and her family's loss!! As me and my husband discovered, anything and everything can happen, and we have no idea when or why something will/has happened.
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post #22 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Barry Godden View Post
Holly An accident is a risk we must potentially pay for playing with horses. Fact.
It's not just horses. A person can slip and fall in the shower, trip down the stairs, fall out of bed.

Our 20 year old nephew fell out of bed and was knocked unconscious. Due to how he fell - he suffocated. Positional asphyxiation. No drugs, no alcohol. Tragic accident.

We all need to LIVE. We can't dwell on the what if's and the maybes. When our time comes, it comes. Our purpose here is done.

I'm very sorry for your friend and her family.
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post #23 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 02:31 PM
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What a horrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this time of need.

It can all happen so quickly.

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post #24 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 02:39 PM
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Such a sad loss of a young life :( Unfortanetly as everybody said, we have to try and live life without fear, with the freedom to enjoy life for what it is. I know it won't make you feel any better at the moment, but remember that you have as much a chance of getting into a car accident as you do falling off your horse. That horse would not have wanted to hurt her, nobody will ever understand why this happened but she is somewhere else in a comfortable place and not in any pain.

My thoughts are with you and her family.

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post #25 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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RIP. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and the family.

Falling off doesn't hurt.....

Hitting the ground... now that hurts.
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post #26 of 30 Old 02-02-2012, 10:43 PM
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The certainly is tragic. Somehow the danger of it all stays very far to the back of my mind. To this day, I am much more afraid of some drunken idiot causing an accident on the highway on my way home from work one night that renders me unable to ride. I can only hope my horse is the focus of the moment my time comes. At least then I'll go out happy for what I had.

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post #27 of 30 Old 02-03-2012, 03:14 PM
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Some people are just so unfortunate :( Sorry to hear about it

To ride or not to ride? ... What a stupid question!!
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post #28 of 30 Old 02-04-2012, 07:39 PM
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So sorry to hear this tragic accident. Prayers to her family and friends. If anything this accident should make all us horselovers more aware. When I was young I didn't really even think about getting hurt, but now I do. I worry the horse will trip and fall at the lope or gallop. I am not afraid of the horse ( it sounds weird), but I am afraid to get hurt.
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post #29 of 30 Old 02-05-2012, 03:30 AM
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so sorry to hear about this accident. As others have said at least your friend died doing something that she loved.....

My attitude about horses is that they are ANIMALS and therefore UNPREDICTABLE. you have NO idea what they will do. (well you might but i don't lol ) i always watch them and don't think of any horse as dead broke. they can all shy and do totally unexpected things. our bodies are so small and easily broken when placed in collision with the horse.
My prayers are with you and your friends family.
She is in a better place but i know you will miss her...

"Action cures Fear, take a small risk every day". Jane Savoie
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post #30 of 30 Old 02-05-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Her funeral was on Saturday and she was buried locally, unfortunately I didn't make it to the funeral, but I imagine there would not have been a dry eye there.

I haven't even ridden my own horse since the accident, he is too wound up to bother, not sure if he knew/heard or something but he's definately not right, he went so far as to snap a brand new thick leather bridle on friday.

It will certainly put a different atmosphere at the local sports day on the 18th, she was supposed to be competing but obviously can't do that now.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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