A BRAVE six-year-old girl ran for a mile through countryside to get help for her mum who was left lying in agony after being thrown from her horse.
Little Rose Fisher jumped from her own pony and sprinted back through fields to raise the alarm at the farm where she and mum Linda Kendrick had set off from.
The drama unfolded at around 6.30pm on Sunday when Linda’s horse Cheese stumbled on a bridle path and threw her to the ground.
With the 41-year-old left in agony, Rose raced back to Hart Moor Farm - which is located off the A179 near Hartlepool’s Hart Village - to try and get some help.
After running for about 20 minutes, breathless Rose found two teenagers at the farm, before racing back to her mum.
One of the teens rang for paramedics who in turn scrambled the air ambulance to the scene.
Linda, a branch manager for an engineering company, was given morphine to relieve the pain before being stretchered to the helicopter which had landed in a nearby cornfield, and was flown to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
X-rays revealed she had broken her collar bone.
As Rose returned to Fens Primary School to tell her classmates all about her deeds, Linda had no hesitation in describing her only child as “my little hero”.
Linda, of Hamilton Road, Hartlepool, said: “She doesn’t realise what she did to be honest.
“She doesn’t realise how important it was. Everyone keeps saying to her, ‘you’re marvellous’ and she just says ‘oh yeah’.
“I don’t think she’s taken it on board. I don’t know what would have happened if she hadn’t got help for me. I think I’d have just laid there until someone eventually came.”
Linda, who has been riding since she was just three-years-old, also suffered severe bruising and has been told to keep out of the saddle for the next six weeks.
Linda, who is engaged to Jim French, 41, added: “Rose ran back down to where I was lying with the girls and they rang the emergency services from there. It was a relief to see Rose back because I was worried she was safe while I was lying there.
“She was out of breath but she didn’t cry. She was in a bit of a panic but she held it together really well.
“When her gran picked her up later she burst into tears, I think it hit her what had happened.
“She’s brilliant, she’s my little hero. She can be a handful at times, but she was a star that night.”
Linda says Rose is already pestering her to take her to back to the farm, where the pair keep Cheese and the youngster’s grey pony, Bobby.