Horse Illustrated Summer 2013 Circle P Western Saddle Giveaway
Thank you to everyone who entered this contest, and congratulations to our winner:
Los Molinos, Calif.
On August 15, 2012, I had a life-changing experience. My best friend and I were riding on our usual trail when all of a sudden our horses began acting up. My friend was thrown to the ground, and that’s when I saw the bees. In that split second, my horse reared up and went over backwards, landing on me.
I woke up in the trauma unit with my mom, dad and best friend by my side. I had five broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured sternum and tailbone, two fractures in my neck, a broken cheekbone, a huge hematoma and a concussion. My horse was very shaken up, but she stayed with me until help arrived. She’s a great horse, but it’s been a struggle. For the last three months I have been seeing a therapist, and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
I am grateful for every day that I have recovered well and my horse. I am slowly starting to ride again, and feel like my horse and I deserve this new saddle. Thank you very much.
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