Councilman Hotchkiss to return next week after horse spill
Says he will be 'back in the saddle' after injury to his pelvis
Santa Barbara City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss says he will be 'back in the saddle" after taking a spill from a horse prior to Friday's Old Spanish Days parade, injuring his pelvis.
Hotchkiss says he stayed the night in Cottage Hospital after suffering the hairline fracture, when he was thrown off a horse to the grass lawn at Pershing Park.
The accident happened moments before Hotchkiss was set to enter a parade formation.
Speaking from home where he is recovering, Hotchkiss says he has been riding horses since he was a child. He believes the animal was possibly spooked when the councilman waved his hat at someone nearby.
Hotchkiss is running for re-election and does not expect this accident to slow his campaign efforts.
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