After breaking her tailbone, Amber Spicer, 15, is jumping back on a horse again. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
After breaking her tailbone, Amber Spicer, 15, is jumping back on a horse again. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

Teen back in the saddle after dressage fall

AMBER Spicer broke her tailbone after falling from her horse but said it won't stop her from doing what she loves.

The 15-year-old jumped back in the saddle just last week after spending six weeks bedridden following the fall in a dressage event.

Although ecstatic to be riding again, Amber said her return was a big decision.

"I was told there was a chance I wouldn't walk again if I rode and fell off again, depending where I landed and how I landed," she said.

Amber said riding was simply a part of who she is.

"I've been riding since I was able to walk," she said.

The young battler said she wasn't one to give up easy. When she fell off her horse, she climbed back on her mount and "just kept going".

"Even though I knew I'd hurt myself in the fall I picked myself back up and finished the dressage circuit," she said.

Amber's love of horses takes her across the South Burnett, spreading the joy they bring with others.

At the weekend the teen was providing pony rides for children at the Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum Day at Murgon.

South Burnett

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