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Group of people honk horn at horse causing girl to be thrown off

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN — Twelve-year-old Jordynn Peake knows she still has to go to school. But if she didn't, she would spend almost all her time riding King, her favorite horse.

"He has a lot of energy. No matter how much you ride him, he has so much energy," Peake said.

So, when her family bought this horse property in Eagle Mountain a few months ago, she couldn't wait to discover new trails.

"They got here actually last Saturday, so that was kind of my first ride on him out of the neighborhood," Peake said.

It was a ride she'll always remember for all the wrong reasons.

That's because a group of people honked their horn, laughed, and then screeched off, spooking the horse and causing Peake to fall off.

“The car honked like three times and laughed and took off,” Peake said. “My horse took off and bumped into a fence and lost control of his feet and slid with me off across the concrete.”

A lady passing by saw Peake and the horse on the ground and stopped to help.

One of the first things Peake did was call her mother, Crystal Cosby, to let her know what happened.

"It was scary. Not a phone call you want. Thankfully, she had a helmet on,” Cosby said.

Cosby said her daughter suffered a broken elbow, cracked rib, and has road rash down the side of her body.

"She's going to be okay. I think she's more mentally disturbed than anything, but, I’m really upset,” Cosby said.

The young men in the car never came back to see if Peake was okay.

"I just wish kids knew horses can get spooked really easily," Cosby said.

Cosby called police but there's not much that can be done. The family is just hoping this story helps raise awareness, especially in a former rural horsing community like Eagle Mountain that continues to grow fast.

"You got country and city mixed, so I don't think a lot of people don't quite understand horses,” Cosby said. “They’re a hard animal to understand, but they can be so soft and nice. But the littlest things can spook them and the littlest things can't, so you never know."

Which is why it's always good to be cautious around them.

Contributing: Xoel Cardenas


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