Yesterday, Stephanie was riding Candy as she has done so many times before. Candy bucked and Stephanie was thrown five feet in the air and over Candy's head. She hit the ground very, very hard. The ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital.
Stephanie has a broken rib and punctured lung. No head injuries or other internal injuries.
She wants everyone to know how quickly a fun riding experience can turn into a nightmare experience. Things can happen very quickly even with an experienced rider and horse.
Stephanie remains in the hospital this morning for more tests. She requests that you do not send flowers, but she would certainly welcome your good thoughts and prayers.