A woman ended up in hospital with horrific facial injuries after her horse fell into a pothole on a country road.

Sherrie Hopwood was left with nasty cuts to her lips, nose and forehead after the fall near Daisy Nook Country Park in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

The 57-year-old had taken her horse Jay for a ride around the Daisy Nook bridal path when it stepped into the pothole on Crime Lane, which was full of water.

Businesswoman Sherrie said the horse's knees gave way and it fell, sending her crashing face first into the ground.

Speaking about the incident, which happened on April 4, Sherrie said: 'I was flat on my face, I tried shouting for help but there was no one around.
 
'I managed to force myself up to get up. I was very lucky because Jay didn't panic. If she had, she could have killed me.'
Sherrie was later taken to hospital, while Jay suffered cuts to the knees and legs and was checked over by a vet... READ MORE
 
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