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New Zealand rider injured after horse collapses and dies under her

A woman from New Zealand has been injured after her horse collapsed and died while she was riding it, trapping her underneath.

The 19-year-old from Lower Hutt was riding with two friends on Wainuiomata’s southern coast when her horse had a seizure.

It collapsed trapping her underneath and knocking her unconscious.

She was pulled out from under the horse by the other riders, who then called the air ambulance

A Westpac rescue helicopter crew member told local press:

“It would appear the helmet saved her life. The helmet was shattered but it did its job and protected her head.”

She has since regained consiousness but her condition is unknown.

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