I get to them, and try to free the spur but can't. The buckleon the strap is mangled. He tells me to lay the horse down. I think he's got to be jking. I asked her to just by guiding her head down and she LAYED DOWN. I can't believe it at this point. Uncinched the saddle, and freed the poor guy. Filly still laying on the ground, my dear friend is bleeding but alive. I asked filly to get up and she did. Thankfully she's unhurt. My friend tells me to saddle her again and ride for just a few minutes to restore her confidence. I did and she was fine. My friend and trainer injured his ACL in his knee, and now has a few stitches in his head, but is otherwise fine.
This filly had a strong foundation of groundwor, and knew what the heck the word "whoa" means. She has a trusting relationship with people and I think that's the only reason she layed down ror me. I firmly believe that her early foundation saved my friend and trainers life. I learned a few lessons from this - I'll never wear spurs with a chunky woven blanket EVER again, and no matter who says it's BS, I'm going to continue with the ground work an all of our horses.
Vet came to examine the filly to be sure nothing was wrong, and says she is perfecly healthy and sound. Thank goodness. I think I wanna buy this one!
Goodness, I'm still kinda shaking from the whole ordeal. I'm just so glad it turned into a happy ending!