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Ty's Horse Accident Fundraiser
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On 8/27/16 our daughter had an accident at a horse show, it caused a severe concussion, tremors, stuttering, & inability to walk. Assistance is appreciated.

On 8/27/16 our daughter, Ty, had a bad accident at one of her horse shows. She has suffered a severe concussion, it has caused her severe stuttering, tremors, and an inability to walk on her own. Between the medical bills from the hospital, doctors, speech and physical therapy, any financial assistance is greatly appreciated.

Details of what happened:
Fiona refused a jump. Ty's bad hip popped, she had no strength in it after that to hold, Fiona went down on her knees (Horse is ok) and Ty went Head Over Heels over Fiona's neck and head. Severe concussion causing severe stutter, shaking, and inability to walk on her own.
For those who are not "horsie" and familiar with our terms. Refusing a jump means the horse suddenly stops right before they are to jump over their obstacle. That might be at a trot or canter (canter being faster than trot, trot is faster than walk). When a horse (Fiona is an OTTB, Off The Track Thoroughbred, and weighs approximately 1200-1300 lbs) does that, it is sudden and jolts you. When that happened Tyras hip gave way and she couldn't hold herself in place well enough to stay balanced in the saddle. Tyra injured her right hip 1 1/2 years ago during school track and we've been working with it since and she started riding again this year with the Orthopedic Specialists ok. When Ty lost that balance then that through her weight onto Fionas front-end too much, causing Fiona to go to her knees. When Fiona fell to her knees that then caused Tyra to fly out of the saddle over Fionas head. She landed flat on her back and hit the back of her head on the ground (with helmet on). This was nobodies fault, not Tyras, not Fionas, not Tyras trainer (who is a very good friend of ours and an excellent rider and trainer). This was just one of those days that sometimes happen. You do what you can to make sure you're child is safe, to make sure they know what they are doing, to make sure they have the proper safety gear, etc... so they can do what they love. Sometimes things just happens that you can't always control, this is one of those times. Horses are not for the faint of heart. ;) Fiona is ok and Tyra will be ok. She's a tough girl and a stubborn one at that. ;) And I know she herself, God, and all of us will get her through this.

As most know we have done horse rescue for 13+ years and fund the majority of it ourselves. If you'd like to help with that please contact Michelle through our website 

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