by Shannon Cay
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – A tourist is speaking out about a horseback riding accident that happened over the weekend.
Cindy Howe from California and her sister Ashely were on a riding tour with a group in Eureka Springs on Sunday morning on a trail near Highway 62 and Wolfe ridge, as Howe explains:
Officials with the Eureka Springs and Inspiration Point EMS report Ashly had to be taken by lifeflight to Mercy Hospital in Springfield to be treated for some injuries sustained to her head.
Howe says her groups was not offered a helmet, but when speaking with officials at Bear Mountain Stables, they say helmets are always offered. Additionally, officials with the stable say there is no regulation requiring that people wear a helmet when riding a horse.
According to Howe, her sister Ashly is currently waiting to get tests at a hospital near her home in California.