Christina was riding her horse when she saw a fellow rider's horse lose its footing while crossing a narrow bridge. The female rider was thrown into the ditch with the horse falling on top, pinning her down by her legs. Christina immediately dismounted and got into the ditch to control the horse and keep it calm to minimise further injury to both the rider and the horse.
At only five-foot tall, Christina found it difficult to keep the horse from thrashing around. The ditch was deep and she realised that moving the horse was not an option as that would crush the rider. Despite being in great danger, and having been kicked by the horse, Christina stayed with the woman, who was alert but in pain and suffering from shock.
Christina told another rider to call an ambulance and a vet, and instructed the rider to go to the nearby stables a mile away to guide the rescue party to where she was. An hour later the emergency services arrived on foot. During this time Christina had monitored the woman’s vital signs and given her reassurance.