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Another fatal riding accident

Discussion in 'General' started by Soot, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Soot

    Soot Paranoid!

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    :( horrible . RIP x

    wonder what will happen to the horse though

    x
     
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    It doesn't really give out much detail but I presume it was a road accident of some kind given the police seem to be looking for witnesses.RIP poor woman.My heart goes out to her family.
     
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    Oh my word - this is only 5 minutes up the road from eml and I.
     
  6. eml

    eml Moderator

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    Thats only about 2 miles from me but we haven't heard anything on the grapevine.

    A bit odd, the air/ambulance wouldn't normally go to Stoke on Trent as it a long way. Police involved suggests traffic accident or something
     
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    R.I.P :(:(

    thoughts are with family and friends
    xxxx
     
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    It could possible be a hit and run, car hit horse, rider fall off.
    Police are looking for witnesses so it must be a pretty serious accident.

    RIP
     
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    Any update on this?
     
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    Being just down the road from there aswell, i've also not heard anything through the grapevine. Strange, really, things normally get round quite fast in this area, horsey wise anyway. :confused:

    RIP. x
     
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    Looks like the rep of ex racehorses is about to take a battering!!!

    I hate the way people generalise without knowing what really happened!:mad:

    RIP lady.
     
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    Great.. nice bit of bad press for all thoroughbreds being crazed lunatics there *sigh* :rolleyes:
     
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    To be fair, I think people are allowed to do a bit of generalisation after a woman has died! And, a lot of ex-racehorses do have issues so its not necessarily an unfounded generalisation.
     
  15. Hayleycakes

    Hayleycakes Ex Racers R the Best

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    That is awful, My thoughts are with her family and friends!

    Poor TB's are gona get some stick now, as if no other horse would or could ever blot!!
     
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    How scarey, poor woman she must have been petrified, what a horrible way to die :(:(:(
     
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    makes my blood run cold at just how common horsey related deaths are:(

    RIP xx
     
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    Nope sadly not that unfounded,my ex racehorse broke my neck doing something very similar.I was lucky (apart from the neck, and bleed on brain etc) but I could so easily have been killed like this girl. So awful for her and her family. I can sympathise with how horrendous it would have been when it bolted.

    But...yes everyone who points out not all ex racers are nutters is right. Just some do tend to run flat out when get panicked (sadly mine is one of them, but i still love him).
     
  19. LittleChel

    LittleChel Woody's Mum

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    And my ex-racer is a plod, gets taken the mick out of cos he walks so slowly and happily walks down the A414 with drivers being complete nutters alone or in company. Never has the race instinct and when galloping with others is the easiest to keep hold of and behind other horses, and easiest to stop.

    Must of course be the breed and nothing to do with individual differences :rolleyes:

    I honestly believe that you can't condemn TBs as more dangerous as opposed to horses that are like that have that in them, ex-racers, shetlands or anything in between! Just like Chihuahuas, Yorkies or JRT are just as likely to be biters in the wrong hands than Rotties or Alsations.

    My deepest sympathies to the woman's family, it could have happened to any of us :(
     
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