Female seeking damages after horse riding accident

A woman is seeking compensation after breaking her back during a horse riding lesson.

Sarah Douglas is suing Edenside Riding School for £20,000 as a result of the pain she suffered through her injuries, which occurred when her horse bolted while she changed her ill-fitting helmet, Deadline Now reports.

Ms Douglas alleges she had to miss university exams after she fractured vertebrae and ribs and continues to suffer pain since the accident in 2009.

Her claim is based on the fact the facility is negligent for not providing her with protective headwear that fitted in the first place.

Papers lodged at the Court of Session in Edinburgh say that Ms Douglas had to let go of the reigns while she swapped the helmets and so when the horse bolted she was not in a position to control it.

"[Mrs Douglas] continues to experience back pain, particularly in cold weather," her lawyers stated.

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23/03/2012 16:17