Kate Garraway reveals son Billy's terrifying accident during horse riding lesson on Good Morning Britain
KATE Garraway has revealed her son Billy experienced a terrifying moment as he was once thrown from a horse.
The mum-of-two shared the story on Good Morning Britain today after interviewing Great Britain's greatest woman Olympian, equestrian Charlotte Dujardin.
Kate, 54, recalled the heartstopping moment her 11-year-old child took part in a horse riding lesson and was catapulted from the animal – who had suffered a sudden bout of wind.
Speaking to co-host Ben Shephard on GMB today, she played down the shocking incident and said: "Billy got thrown off a horse, because it had wind.
"It came out and Billy came off, the horse stopped and turned around and looked at him as if to say 'I'm so sorry'."
Kate said she had captured the accident on camera, promising viewers she'd dig it out and show it on GMB.
The TV star revealed the accident after Charlotte Dujardin equaled Katherine Grainger as Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian.
The 36-year-old claimed team dressage bronze in Tokyo after three fine performances alongside Carl Hester and Charlotte Fry.
Some 247 equines will take part in the six events across three disciplines at Tokyo 2020, with a further 78 involved in the Paralympics.
Like humans, the horses were forced to spend time in quarantine among their support staff before being allowed to head to Tokyo.
A vet then examined each horse as they arrived at the airport, ready for a short walk to aid their circulation before a long wait at the export area.
British Eventing Team vet Liz Brown told the RadioTimes: “The pilots will control a more gradual take off and a slower landing to a typical flight.
“When you’re on a passenger plane you’ll experience a positive landing where they brake quite hard, but with horses they do a longer landing so they don’t feel that sudden deceleration.”
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