An Unexpected Injury~ Part 1
Ever since Cecile discovered that we had horses she has wanted to learn how to ride. Well, the day for her to give it a try has finally arrived!
Annika and Rebecca came outside to watch.
“Good luck!” Annika said with a smile.
“You’ll do great!” Rebecca shouted.
“Thanks! I’ll need it!” Cecile replied.
“Do you think she’ll do alright?” Saige asked Felicity.
“Well, why wouldn’t she?” Lissie wondered.
“I dunno. It’s just that I’ve felt very un-easy all morning..” Saige explained.
“Oh, don’t worry, Saige! She’ll be fine.” Felicity said trying to cheer up her sister.
“I hope so. But if anything happens to her I will never ride again.” Saige said.
Cecile started off great and Felicity and Saige were doing great at guiding her around.
“That’s it, now bring her over here.” Saige said.
“Good job, Cece!” Felicity said. Cecile smiled broadly 😀
“Uh- Annika? Don’t you think she’s goin’ a little too fast?” Rebecca asked.
“Yes, she is. She needs to slow her down.” Annika said, getting worried.
“Cecile! Bring her to a walk!” Felicity said.
“You’re going too fast! Slow her down, Cece!” Saige shouted.
“I don’t know how to slow down!!” Cecile yelled.
“Pull back on the reins and-” Felicity started, but was interrupted by a scream.
“AAAAAAAH!!!!” Cecile screamed as Penny stood on her hind legs. Cece had lost complete control and then all of a sudden-
*THUD* Cecile fell backwards off of Penny.
All of the girls rushed to help her,
“Cece! Cece, wake up!”
“Is she okay?”
“Cece, please come back to us!”
I looked out the window to see my girls gathered around Cecile, who seemed to be unconsious. I ran outside and called an ambulance to come right away.
The doctors told me that she had injured her neck and needed surgery.
After fighting back some tears I asked the doctor,
“May I sit with her for a while?”
“Of, course.” The doctor replied.
I sat by her bed and prayed. Then I kissed her cheek and said, “I love you sweetie.”
That’s where we end part 1! I have a busy schedule the next few days, so I will be posting Part 2 on Monday 😉
Will Cecile be okay? Do you think Saige meant what she said about not riding again?