Feb 12

Stupid thing

Tim said that he was working on the flat in his indoor school in Northamptonshire, and about to execute a flying change when the six-year-old he was riding stopped dead and span around.

“I was one of those stupid things,” Tim said. “I went straight over the handle bars and trapped my elbow underneath my ribs. I haven’t been to the hospital but I spoke to my physio who thinks I’ve probably cracked a rib or two because of the amount of pain I’m in.”

In true Tim style, the determined showjumper got back on board and rode two more after his fall – even jumping the horse that he parted company from.

written by nikki phelan