A young Pambula woman was lucky to escape with extensive grazing, a sore shoulder and two stitches after she fell from her horse, her mother, Nola Hassan said.
Mrs Hassan’s daughter, Emma Hassan was riding her horse bareback along Pambula Beach when she slipped and fell on Friday evening, March 15.
It was about 6.30pm when Pambula Surf Life Saving Club member, PSLSC, Troy Torpey was at a shop in Pambula Beach when he saw the riderless horse bolting past and figured that something was amiss.
Heading in the direction from where the horse travelled, Mr Torpey, found Emma conscious but dazed about 1.5km from the PSLSC and called triple zero. Mr Torpey also organised a first aid kit and the PSLSC 4WD to be on hand.
The 4WD ambulance was directed to the scene while surf life saver, Andrew Holt waited for the second 2-wheel drive ambulance to arrive so that he could transport paramedics to the scene in the PSLSC 4WD.
Mrs Hassan said: “She was very lucky to get away with just a couple of stitches to her forehead, a sore shoulder and extensive grazing. She hit her head when she fell and was knocked unconscious.”
Mrs Hassan added her thanks to all the paramedics, and those who assisted. “Emma was taken to Bega hospital; I wish we could have been taken to Pambula but all the staff at Bega were excellent and very helpful.”
And the horse…. he managed to find his own way home followed by a convoy of about six cars.