Why take photos and not help out?

Curious onlookers not appreciated after Carol Redden and a friend have a serious accident while riding their horses

Editor, The News:

On Tuesday, Aug. 6 I was trail riding out by Alouette Lake with a friend. While on the trails, we suffered a serious accident. Both horses and my friend were injured. Thankfully, my friend sustained only bruises, but both horses incurred serious injuries.

I want to send a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to the young woman who saw us on the road.

All of us were muddy and bleeding. We must have been quite the sight, I had my shirt off wrapped around my horse’s bloody leg trying to stop the blood. She stopped and offered us any help she was able, then drove behind us with her four ways flashing as we led our horses down the road trying to get them to a trailer. I wish I had her name. I can only hope she reads this and knows how truly grateful we were for her assistance.

I want to ask the moron who slowed down to take pictures of us, then drove off, if he enjoyed his photo shoot?

Why would you slow to take a pic of someone’s misfortune? I hope you enjoy your pictures …

Another question for the driver of the black truck who was so impatient as we tried to get the two seriously injured horses loaded on the trailer. I hope you made it to your destination on time as it seemed you were in a quite hurry and thought it necessary to gun your engine as you sped past.

I want to thank Sue for coming to our rescue without question when I called her for help. I know you were trying to enjoy a visit with out of town family but stepped right up when I needed you.

I also want to thank Agwest vets, in particular Dr. Fawcett who was kind and compassionate and made things as easy as possible for both my lovely mare Hera and myself when I made the decision to euthanize after I learned the true extent of her injuries. He made sure she was in no pain and relaxed before she passed.

I also want to thank Anna-Lisa, the wonderful woman I boarded my mare with, who took care of things during the passing and afterward. I was a mess and couldn’t think straight after this traumatic and horrifying ordeal.

Thankfully, the other horse was able to be stitched back together and hopefully will make a full recovery.

Carol Redden,

Maple Ridge

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