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.