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  • Help finding TBI thread

    The search function is not helping here.

    A few years ago, a young teenager was killed when she fell at a highly rated show. The situation was that she appeared fine at first but her brain swelled and she could not be helped in time. The resulting thread was an eye opener as far as COTHers discussing and admitting to brain injuries.

    Can anyone remember the name of the show or otherwise help me find that thread?

    Thank you!
    A helmet saved my life.

    2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!

  • #2
    I do vaguely remember that. IIRC it happened at the old Littlewood. I think it was a junior rider as well
    Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
    My equine soulmate
    Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding

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    • #3
      Can't help with the thread but here is an article... so sad http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/200...ttlewood-farms

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      • #4
        Maybe this thread? http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...IN-OCALA/page2
        Mendokuse

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          #5
          Originally posted by iEquitate View Post
          Can't help with the thread but here is an article... so sad http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/200...ttlewood-farms
          No, that is not the one. This was more recent, like maybe summer of '11. And it was a teenage girl.

          But what a horrible thing to happen to the girl at Littlewood. Sobering.
          A helmet saved my life.

          2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!

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          • #6
            Was this it?

            http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...ticle-1.147146
            Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
            My equine soulmate
            Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding

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              #7
              No, it was at a big H/J show. It was a head injury. There were COTHers who knew the girl and rode with her.

              It was just an amazing thread, with so many people talking about the effects of concussions. One poster in particular admitted a concussion after which she was never a good student again and lost her math skills. There is a concussion thread right now on the dressage forum and I wanted to post a link to it.
              A helmet saved my life.

              2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!

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              • #8
                I don't quite remember that but in summer of 2011 I was moving 2000 miles so I wasn't online much.

                I can attest to the struggles of living with a TBI. My dad sustained a severe closed brain stem injury in a construction accident before I was born. He was not supposed to live and spent 6mos in a coma. While he certainly is a miracle to be alive and fully functioning, he will never be "normal".
                Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
                My equine soulmate
                Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding

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                • #9
                  Might it be the children's jumper accident that happened at the Kentucky Spring HS?

                  I was not there when it happened, but IIRC, I was there the next day and everyone was talking about it.

                  I know the girl died, but I cannot remember the exact cause of death.
                  "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                  Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

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                    #10
                    I finally googled the right combination of terms and it came up.

                    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...al-head-injury

                    Thanks everyone for your pieces of the puzzle!
                    A helmet saved my life.

                    2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!

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