A 34-year-old lady who fell from a horse on the A38 yesterday has thanked members of the public for helping her before emergency services arrived.

Mary Clarke, from Berkeley, was out riding with friends on a newbie when she fell, injuring herself in the process.

The incident took place by the Whitminster roundabout by Slimbridge at around 9am yesterday morning.

She belives something disturbed the horse, as it bucked harshly throwing Mary in to the air.

After falling from the horse she held on to her reins to prevent any further accidents, causing the horse to drag her slightly.

Mary was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but has now returned home and has no serious injuries from the incident, despite originally thinking she had broken her neck.

She said: "I was thrown from my horse on Slimbridge roundabout at 9am.

"I want to thank absolutely everyone and I mean everyone for helping me on such an awful morning.

"Originally thought I’d broken my neck and pelvis but just ribs and severe pelvic bruising thank god.

"Many thanks to all your all incredible for giving me your time today.

"I really want to thank absolutely everyone who stopped and all the emergency services.

"I also want to thank a gentleman called Tony Harris from driveforce who was first on the scene."

"Strangers came together and I was extremely lucky."

Gloucestershire Constabulary confirmed that they were called to an incident involving three horses, stating: "Police were called just before 9am this morning, Thursday 21 November, following reports of an incident near the Whitminster roundabout, Slimbridge.

"Three horses and riders were at the scene and a female rider had fallen from her horse and was injured.

"An ambulance attended and the woman was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

"No vehicle was involved in the incident."