Laine Ashker is still smiling through the pain after being kicked by a young horse yesterday, dislocating her elbow and breaking her arm in the process. Her mom, Valerie, confirmed that there were two breaks in her right ulna, one near the wrist and one near the elbow. Laine successfully underwent surgery yesterday afternoon at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif., to insert two plates into her arm.
She was home visiting Valerie for Thanksgiving at the time of the accident, so she’s in good hands as she recovers from surgery and tries to get proficient at using her left hand. Her super groom Lauren Sherrill assured us that Lainey is very quickly learning to use her phone with her left hand, so it’s safe to say she’ll be taking selfies again very soon.
In the meantime, please post get-well-soon wishes to Lainey below in the comments. If there’s a good time to break an arm, it’s definitely in the lull between the fall season and the winter season. This will delay the start of Lainey’s season down in Ocala, Fla., but we’re sending her all the best for a speedy recovery and know she’ll be back in the saddle soon.
Update: Lainey has proved me wrong in my assumption that she wouldn’t be taking any selfies today. It looks like she’s already mastered the left-handed #hospitalselfie. Go girl go.