Mercer County boy killed in horse mishap
The name of the 5-year-old boy who died Sunday of injuries received in a horseback riding accident at Eagles Nest Trail Farm in Mercer County has not yet been officially released.
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#1 Jun 12, 2012
This is such a tragedy for this family. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to them. If anything, don't let Caden's tragic death be in vain; rather, let it be a lesson for others who have children who ride. Head injuries are the #1 cause of death from riding accidents. Helmets save lives! Had Caden been wearing one, his life may have been saved. If you have a child who rides, please make sure they wear a helmet. You protect your children in your car by making sure they are wearing their seat belt. You should also provide protection for your child when they are on the back of an 800-to-1200 pound animal with a mind of its own and a millenia of fight-or-flight instinct in their brain. When you ride, it is not a matter of if you come out of the saddle, but when. Every rider is going to come unseated at some point. Protect your head and save your life and live to ride another day.
#2 Jun 12, 2012
I agree. Always wear a helmet.
#3 Jun 12, 2012
Next time I see you, you better have a full face helmet on!
#4 Jun 12, 2012
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