Brodie Morgan, a talented equestrian, has committed suicide after an exchange with her mother, Emma Webb, about her riding style.
The 16-year-old girl from Wales, who had a promising career ahead of her, killed herself near her stable.
According to reports, Morgan and her mother exchanged some words. The mom told the daughter that she needed to change how she does things because she was riding her pony too fast.
Webb told her child that she would be punished if she did not follow her directions.
The young lady, who was already dealing with her beloved grandfather’s death and a close friend who killed herself in March, decided to end her days.
The unhappy teen responded to her mother that it was the last time she would ever ride her pony, Archie.
Later that day, the mother found Archie still saddled up in the stable, but her only child had vanished. The mom rapidly called the police.
A close friend of the Webb family, Jemma Ellison, was the one who discovered the body of Morgan near the stables.
Ellison stopped two truck drivers who attempted CPR in vain.
Webb spoke to the Telegraph, where she explained the events that led to the sad passing.
The devasted mother shared: “Brodie was her usual happy self when I told her she was galloping too fast. I said she wouldn’t go to a show at the weekend if she didn’t slow down.”
According to the police, the horse rider might have had a scuffle with friends. Before her death, the showjumper sent out a message via Snapchat that read: “I love you all so much. I want you all to know how much you mean to me.”
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Her teacher, Laura Floodwater, described her as a “happy and bubbly” student at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic School in Newport.
Floodwater described the incident with Morgan’s friends: “One girl said they no longer wanted to be friends — there was no malice. They were having issues, I told Mrs. Webb I would keep an eye on Brodie. While riding her beloved horse, she had words with her mother, nothing more than a lot of close relationships encounter.”
Naomi Rees, the assistant coroner, added: “Brodie’s death is a tragic end to a short life which was full of promise; whatever she had chosen to do, I’m sure she would have succeeded. It is clear from her mother’s statement the joy and pride she felt in her daughter. The tragedy is that she had the world at her feet, horses and ponies were her passion and would have been throughout her life.”
Through her pain, Webb is trying to help those dealing with mental health issues by launching a campaign to raise money for the cause.
Many have taken to Facebook and Instagram to pay tribute to the gifted teenager.