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Remember to watch kids around horses

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FairyFluffbum Tue 15-Dec-15 16:17:51

A friend of an acquaintance just lost her 14 month old dd due to a kick in the head from a horse.

It was an accident. It could happen to anyone, anywhere, not just with horses.

So can I please remind you to watch those kiddies with horses?

Please no nasty remarks just in case she is on here. Like I said it was an accident. Who hasn't turned round and gotten a towel when child is in the bath? Or not caught a child before they face planted onto a concrete floor?

DreamingOfThruxtons Tue 15-Dec-15 16:20:18

Your poor, poor friend. sad

Thank you for the reminder.

99percentchocolate Tue 15-Dec-15 16:22:10

Oh god, your poor friend. The family must be going through absolute hell.

rainydaygrey Tue 15-Dec-15 16:22:25

Oh G-d.

I'm so sorry to hear that.

birdladyfromhomealone Tue 15-Dec-15 16:23:59

So awful and sorry to read this. I have horses too and yes accidents do happen. The horse probably meant no harm and Mum probably didn't imagine for one moment it would happen. Cant imagine the pain they are going through now sad

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 15-Dec-15 16:32:26

So sorry for your friend and her family and indeed for you as well.
Love and thoughts to you all

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Tue 15-Dec-15 16:34:23

If thos person doesn't know you have posted this can I respectfully suggest you rethink your decision to have this here.

The details in your post are quite specific and she would know it was about her, and it could be misconstrued as you saying she should have watched her darling daughter better (I speak from a place of experience here and I admit I wasn't the most rational person after my son died and I heard what I perceived to be an attack on me, although looking back it may well have been a 'do this so it doesn't happen to you' piece of advice)

I get your need to do something, I really do, and it's very admirable flowers I am just very aware that lots of bereaved parents come here for support and I would hate for your friend to feel worse when looking for support.

LagunaBubbles Tue 15-Dec-15 16:36:53


RatherBeRiding Tue 15-Dec-15 16:38:56

What a dreadful thing to happen. I have horses. You forget just how "dangerous" even the most placid animal can be. They are big strong animals, even ponies, and with metal shoes on, well, I think all of us with horses have stories to tell about narrow escapes and injuries.

Accidents do happen, like you say, and if it usually just that - a completely freak accident that cannot have been predicted.

flowers for everyone involved.

ChristmasZombie Tue 15-Dec-15 16:48:34

How awful.
Horses are such gentle animals but, as ratherberiding said, they are so big and strong, not to mention easily startled. Very serious accidents can happen in moments.

Sighing Tue 15-Dec-15 16:55:42

That's awful. A girl i knew lost 6 months of school (age 14) when she took a kick to the neck and chest (bruising to heart, massive internal blood loss). It takes seconds. Your poor friend.

Katedotness1963 Tue 15-Dec-15 17:22:14

How awful! Your poor friend.

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