- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Rocky Mountain College student is in intensive care after a horse she was riding died and rolled over her.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1IZhteG ) that the 20-year-old Connecticut woman is being treated at St. Vincent Healthcare after the middle-aged mare bucked her off, rolled over her and died on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain College Director of Equestrian Studies Scott Neuman says the horse, named Pepper, suffered a fatal aortic tear. Pepper was one of 51 horses owned by the college.

Rocky Mountain students have access to the riding facility from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to practice and horses’ caretakers live on-site.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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