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Air jacket is a life saver – Laura Collett

July 27th, 2013
Air Jacket could be a life saver

Air Jacket could be a life saver

t does not matter how experienced you are as a rider, taking all the necessary precautions when riding could be crucial should a riding accident occur. Though air jacket is relatively new to riding, the hi-tech safety item is already making a difference to riders’ lives. One good case in point is the accident that happened to Laura Collett.
Ms Collett, 23, event rider, said she owes her life to a air jacket after a heavy fall which left her with spine, shoulder and rib fractures. She was in a coma for six days. She is now back on her feet and want to resume riding in the hope of represent Team GB at the 2016 Olympics.
“Paramedics said the air jacket I was wearing [works on the same principles as a car air bag] probably saved my life” Laura Collett told BBC.
“Any horse falling on you is a pretty serious thing. To come away with hopefully no serious injuries is pretty lucky really. The horse was a bit stiff but she’s fine apart from that. I’ve been up to the yard and seen all the horses,” she added.
“There’s nothing really that can’t be fixed. I’ve got a few fractures, but they are all on the mend. Hopefully, it won’t be too long. The plan is to get back to normal, and get back to eventing as soon as I can.”

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Horse in McDonald drive-thru turned to ride-thru

July 22nd, 2013
McDonald ride-thru restaurant

McDonald ride-thru restaurant

Its amazing the stuff some horse owners get up to with their horse or pony. It was not long ago that a man tries to board a train with his pony. A young adult who lives on high rise building once found an abandoned horse which she tried to take in a lift to her 9th floor flat and the latest in this interesting things people get up to with horses and Ponies saw a woman try to ride-thru a McDonald drive-thru restaurant on a horse, in Greater Manchester.

The woman was initially turned away from the drive-thru section of the restaurant, she seem quite determined to get his McDonald fix so she got off the saddle and walk with her horse into the restaurant. Apparently her presence in the restaurant with a horse was distressing to other customers and to make matters worst, the horse seem to show what it thinks of the restaurant by living a big pile of horse dropping. McDonald said it it not able to serve customers on Horse back. It was also said that a girl riding a pony also went through the McDonald’s ‘drive-thru’ with the woman.

The woman who was not named by the Police was latter fined for taking her horse into the restaurant. A spokes person for McDonals said:
“The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and for this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback through the drive-thru.”

Have you ever taken your horse or pony to an unusual place?

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