Tributes have been paid to a teacher who died three weeks after falling off her horse.
Jayne Goodwin, 44, of Lofthouse, had been riding with friends when her six-year-old mare suddenly bolted as she tried to get on.
She was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the scene close to her Springs Wood Black Horses Stables, off Canal Lane, on January 9.
Miss Goodwin suffered brain injuries in the fall and an inquest was told her ventilated life support was switched off on January 29.
Georgie Adkin, 20, had ridden with Miss Goodwin for seven years and said she was “the daughter Jayne never had.”
Miss Adkin said: “Jayne was the most kind hearted person I’ve ever met.
“There will be a hole in my life forever but I hope I can make her proud.”
Miss Goodwin, who was a teacher Half Acres Primary School, in Castleford, was in the process of closing a gate when her horse, Kali, rode off without her being properly seated.
Miss Adkin added: “The ironic thing is Jayne was the most safety-conscious person I have met.
“She always wore a body protector in case of a fall.”
Miss Goodwin was originally from Stockton-on-Tees and leaves behind her parents Audrey, 76, and Frank, 82.
Janet Heald, who was a fellow owner of the stables, said: “She was a lovely, beautiful person who was dedicated to all her animals.
“It is such a tragedy that something like this has to happen to such a special person.”
Miss Goodwin’s funeral will take place at Rothwell Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday, February 11 at 1.15pm.
Family flowers, with donations in lieu to Leeds General Infirmay neurology unit and Hope Pastures horse sanctuary.