Florida Trainer Hailed a Hero

Florida Horse Trainer Hailed a Hero

A Florida horse trainer is being hailed a hero after she saved a riding student’s life. Meghan Green received a “Life Saving Commendation” award from Parkland City Commissioners Wednesday.

A hunter/jumper rider, 46-year-old Rick Appin rides at Pine Hollow Equestrian Center. After a jumping lesson in January, his heart stopped. He dismounted and was slumped in a chair.

Trainer Green, who is certified in CPR, called 911. The person on the other end of the line told her to begin CPR. She continued chest compressions until help arrived. Green says she never thought she would use her CPR training.

Although Appin wasn’t expected to make it through the night, he is already back in the saddle.

For horse professionals interested in becoming certified in CPR, the Red Cross offers various training programs. Click Here for information.

In an effort to bring you the most accurate information, a correction was posted on July 31, 2016 regarding Rick Appin’s age and how his life was saved.