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Terrible end to a trail ride.

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  • Terrible end to a trail ride.

    I want to send some prayers out to a fellow equestrian and friend. She was hosting a cancer benefit ride tonight. While riding down the road a drunk driver, and someone she knows, hit her and her horse. She is ok and in the hospital but her horse died. I don't know details as this just happened tonight.

    So sorry to hear this. This is the reason I don't ride down the roads anymore, but we are very limited with trails in our area.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery to the rider and Godspeed Oak.
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  • #2
    Unbelievably horrible. I hope the drunk gets the book thrown at him. My heart goes out to your friend. This is something that will probably be with her for a long time.


    • #3
      I am glad she is ok. So sorry for her loss Many jingles that she can get through this rough period.


      • #4
        Oh my, how tragic I'm glad she is okay, Godspeed Oak.

        I hope your drink drive penalties are harsh and may the driver feel the full force of the law. Being someone she knows seems to make it so much worse.
        where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?


        • #5
          That is horrible. I'm so glad she is stable. So sorry about the horse.
          A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

          Might be a reason, never an excuse...


          • Original Poster

            just looked and it is in today's (Sunday's) paper already that he is in jail. The article says 2 woman, but the other person that was injured has a man's name. Not sure who the other person is. http://www.thetimesherald.com/articl...nclick_check=1
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            • #7
              Oh no, how horrible. I wish your friend a quick recovery. Godspeed to her good horse.


              • #8
                Sending prayers for a quick recovery to your friend. My condolences on her loss of her horse.


                • #9
                  Oh, my, how awful. Trying to do something good, and having such an awful thing happen. Jingles for a speedy recovery, physically, and massive hugs for the loss of her good horse.
                  "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                  Spay and neuter. Please.


                  • #10
                    That is terrible.

                    I hope she will recover soon and well.


                    • #11
                      Sending thoughts prayers and jingles for her recovery, and for the loss of her horse. Nothing I hate more than drunk drivers, my brother was killed by one. One of the stupidest things a person can decide to do. I hope he faces a VERY stiff sentence.


                      • #12
                        So sorry to read this. Sending thoughts and prayers.
                        But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                        • #13
                          So sorry to read this. How absolutely horrible! I hope she recovers quickly, and that the stupid drunk driver gets the proverbial book thrown at them!! So very sad!


                          • #14
                            So sad, what a needless tragedy.i'm glad your friend is stable--does she know about her horse yet?
                            i cant say what i would do to someone if tundra was hurt do to their stupidity or carelessness. i would probably get in trouble for assault if i was face to face with them.


                            • #15
                              Jingles for your friend, and godspeed to her horse.


                              • #16
                                jingles for your friend, RIP Oak


                                • #17
                                  So tragic and I also hope friend will recover and drunk river never will drive again.
                                  RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.


                                  • #18
                                    What a senseless tragedy. Godspeed.
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                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thank you for all the nice thoughts. She does know about her horse, she was with him as he passed.
                                      Derby Lyn Farms Website

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                                      • #20
                                        Tragic. I hope your friend recovers quickly and fully.
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