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Bummed and in need of jingles

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  • Bummed and in need of jingles

    I heard from my parents today that my former trainer in OH was in a severe accident. He was helping to load a horse in a trailer when it ran out and knocked him over backwards. He suffered a skull fracture with intracranial bleeding and was air lifted to the nearest university hospital. Apparently he still recognizes his wife, but goes in and out of consciousness and has a feeding tube. Prognosis is obviously very uncertain.

    This man helped me learn how to connect with Missy (when I didn't understood the hot chestnut mare personality), owned Pixie's sire and started Pixie for me. He's in his 70s and has been training and giving lessons as long as I can remember. I would periodically take a lesson or two when I go back to OH because I get more from 1 of his lessons than 10 with most other instructors. I'm just shocked and saddened. This is the last person on earth I would expect to get hurt by a horse. He's very, very experienced and very careful.

    I know he and his wife are very religious and would appreciate any prayers/jingles. I go back to OH for a family event in another 10 days, so I'm hoping to be able to visit.

    PS I'm deliberately not naming him out of respect for his privacy but will answer PMs. He would be well known to anyone in the western crowd in Butler Co, OH.
    Proudly owned by 2 chestnut mares
    Crayola Posse: sea green
    Mighty Rehabbers Clique

  • #2
    Jingles and prayers from PA
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


    • #3
      Many, many jingles for him, and a couple ((((hugs)))) for you, too.

      I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

      R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed


      • #4
        Many, many jingles for him, and a couple ((((hugs)))) for you, too.

        I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

        R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed


        • #5
          Praying & jingling for him, his family & you too.
          Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!


          • #6
            Many jingles for a fellow horseman. There before the grace go all of us.
            McDowell Racing Stables

            Home Away From Home


            • #7
              Jingling from Arizona.
              Approved helmet: Every time; every ride.
              "When a sport gets to be predictable it ceases to be fun." - RAR's wise brother


              • #8
                Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery!
                Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
                Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique


                • #9
                  Oh no. Please tell me it isn't EW. He's just the best.
                  "Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896

                  Ponies are cool!


                  • #10
                    Equinelaundry, I was thinking the same thing...

                    Regardless, jingles from a former resident of the area. He and his family will be in my thoughts.

                    Adams Equine Wellness


                    • #11
                      Texas-sized jingles!


                      • #12
                        Sending prayers and jingles from CA for him and his family.
                        Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


                        • #13
                          Jingles from Massachusetts


                          • #14
                            Wishing him the best, quick recovery.

                            Such accidents happen so fast.
                            I saw a horse loading up a ramp miss the ramp's edge with a hind foot, jerk his foot up and hit a groom in the belly with his hock.
                            The groom was injured internally, rushed to the hospital and died two hours later.
                            Accidents happen so fast.


                            • #15
                              Plenty of jingles. With horses, the unexpected is always a possibility, and it can happen to anyone.
                              "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                              Spay and neuter. Please.


                              • Original Poster

                                Thanks for all the jingles

                                Originally posted by equinelaundry View Post
                                Oh no. Please tell me it isn't EW. He's just the best.
                                No, different initials
                                Proudly owned by 2 chestnut mares
                                Crayola Posse: sea green
                                Mighty Rehabbers Clique


                                • #17
                                  Prayers headed his way from a former Cincinnatian.
                                  HAS provides hospital care to 340,000 people in Haiti's Artibonite Valley 24/7/365/earthquake/cholera/whatever.
                                  www.hashaiti.org blog:http://hashaiti.org/blog


                                  • #18
                                    so sorry, keeping him and his family in my thoughts and wishing for a speedy recovery


                                    • #19
                                      Jingles from Washington for him, his family, and for you.


                                      • #20
                                        Oh so sorry, many jingles.