Rosie Morton, 18, is lucky to be alive after an accident while jumping her eight-year-old horse Luke. Rosie was happily jumping when Luke suddenly refused a fence, throwing Rosie to the ground. While Rosie was on the ground, Luke kicked out catching her above her left eye which left a deep gash and required a visit to the hospital. Doctors said she was lucky to survive and added that her riding helmet had absorbed the brunt of the blow.
“If I hadn’t been wearing my riding hat, I would have been a lot more seriously injured, if not dead,” said Morton. “I didn’t always used to wear it when I was riding Luke, but I will from now on.”
Rosie’s friend happened to be filming her ride and captured the accident on video (see below).
‘I don’t believe for a second that Luke would have ever meant to have hurt me. I’ve owned him for two years and we have an amazing bond,” Morton continued. “But it doesn’t take much to frighten a horse, and they’re flight animals – they kick out in fear or shock, not aggression. People need to understand how powerful they are.”
PLEASE Always Wear A Helmet When You Ride.