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Riding drama: horse saved the life of a woman suffering heart stroke during the race

by Maria Filimonenko
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During a horse race, a British woman had a stroke. Her gelding prevented a more serious incident from occurring.

When Page Fuller whips her horse in a steeplechase, she suddenly loses vision in one eye. After a while she can no longer lift her right arm. At that point, the rider finally recognizes that something is wrong. In the end, it seems that she had a stroke in the middle of the race. Now her career is threatened. 

There is never a good time to have a stroke. But Fuller was exceptionally unlucky since, in the end, her horse still contributed to the fact that she avoided future falling-related injuries. The 27-year-old rider lost control of the horse just before the first obstacle.

How did the stroke happen?

Fuller told the English sports betting newspaper Racing Post, “When I attempted to pull him back, I realised my right arm was weak and cramping with tingling, pins and needles.” Fortunately, the horse saved my life a little bit and helped me get over it. She succeeded in getting the gelding known as “Touchthesoul” to halt as a result.

A ruptured artery, likely caused by a fall, was ruled out as the cause of the stroke by medical professionals. It caused the stroke by rupturing in the neck. Prior to the tragic event, Fuller had the most prosperous season of her career, winning six figures in prizes. She is unsure if she will ever be able to ride professionally again.

Page Fuller hopes to return after stroke

“Things depend on how well the artery heals. It’s going to be a long process,” she announced. “When you hear a stroke, it sounds horrible. But I hope the effects on me are not as bad as they could have been.”

Source: TZ.de

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