Yep. After my first surgery they packed my face with gauze soaked in a liquid cocaine suspension for pain relief & vasoconstriction. I woke up feeling like my face was on FIRE! Yes, please load 20 pounds of ice on the face of the girl who got kicked by a horse and just had massive amounts of infected bone chiseled and sawed out of her face....
The woman isn't experienced unless they mean "Rides regularly."
Unfortunately the non-equine world assumed anyone who rides on a regular basis is experienced. They equate it to things they do: like driving a car. They drive everyday, so they're an experienced driver and not a beginner. Must be the same for horses, right?
They don't take into consideration that they might drive every day and be very comfy and experienced with regular driving conditions in a wworking vehicle.
However put them on icy roads in a car with sketchy brakes...now how experienced are they?
Similar with horses in regards to experience. A stunt driver would find the situation above a real job to tackle but could pull it off. Soccer Mom or Work Commuter? Call 911.
She looks like those "but I'll fix this horse" folks without the experience to back it up yet. We all love horses and find them cute and fuzzy and sweet. But reality is it's a half ton prey animal with a strong fight/flight instinct and not the best sense of self preservation. Add in that we're sitting about 5' off the ground on something that can move very fast or catapult their rider at serious speeds...recipe for serious injury. There's a reason there's a saying that it's not IF you get hurt riding but WHEN and HOW BAD.
As for the sueing for huge damages because people shouldn't ever allow any horse to act like a freaking horse? Dumbass. Greedy Dumbass.
Sue the horse for being a horse. Can't sue the seller for having a horse that acts like a horse.