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Andrea Leatherman Update

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  • Andrea Leatherman Update

    I spoke with Andrea and Buck late this afternoon. She is ok, all limbs mobile and able to carry a normal conversation despite being in a lot of pain. She has suffered a concussion, six fractured ribs and collapsed lungs. Her vest saved her life. Andrea was unaware of Neveahs passing and asked endlessly about her until the subject couldn't be avoided. Buck shared the devastating news with her . She will stay hospitalized for 4-5 days with her Father and Buck by her side. My heart is absolutely torn apart over this . We had just spoken days earlier about how far Neveah had come and her potential. RIP Neveah and many many jingles to my best friend and one of my idols.
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  • #2
    Seriously one of my biggest fears...both for horse and rider.

    I will be keep her in my thoughts and wish her a speedy recovery. Broken ribs are so painful

    Not trying to make this an air vest bad vs good discussion, but did she have one on?


    • #3
      :-( prayers out to her for her wounded body and soul. What a heartbreak.


      • #4
        Bless her heart. Poor Buck to have to share that sad news. this is just so heartbreaking.


        • #5
          Jingles for her and a toast to the darling horse. It had to have been a nasty fall, glad she is recovering nicely.
          Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
          Originally Posted by alicen:
          What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


          • #6
            Sending speedy recovery vibes to Andrea and lots of peace to heal her aching heart over losing her horse. Such a tragedy.


            • #7
              So terrible for them! We wish her a speedy recovery for both her body and her heart!


              • #8
                Thank you for the update TBS.
                Sending her my heartfelt condolences on the loss of her beautiful mare, and my best wishes that both her heart and her body heal and recover.
                A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                • #9
                  Oh so sad, praying for her.


                  • #10
                    My heart aches for her. Hope she is able to recover well and quickly. That has to be just too uncomfortable to imagine, never mind the grief. :'(
                    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                    Spay and neuter. Please.


                    • #11
                      So sad....it is a nightmare of all event riders. She is a strong person but we all hate to see/hear about someone going through this.
                      Last edited by bornfreenowexpensive; Feb. 9, 2013, 09:39 AM.
                      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                      • #12
                        My thoughts and prayers are with her. I know that her body will heal in time, but it will take much longer to recover from the loss of her mare.
                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                        • #13
                          Losing a friend is hard, losing one so unexpectedly is doubly hard.
                          Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                          Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                          • #14
                            We've know Andrea since our Young Rider days - she's a wonderful human being, and a skilled and careful horsewoman. Hugs to her and her family. RIP Neveah.


                            • #15
                              Mirror Image 2001-2007


                              • #16
                                Still jingling for Andrea!!!
                                Unrepentant carb eater


                                • #17
                                  Any updates? Continued jingles.


                                  • #18
                                    I cant even imagine. So devastating
                                    Barn rat for life


                                    • #19
                                      Sending continued jingles for quick healing


                                      • #20
                                        I just saw the article. SO sad! Poor horse. Sounds like a freak accident.

                                        (Just with the article's author had not called the mare "it" when talking about how she fell. She, was a she.)
                                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"