Horse collapses at stable, killing rider in Westmoreland County, officials say

Horse collapses at stable, killing rider in Westmoreland County, officials say

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SLICKSVILLE, Pa. — SLICKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a horse that collapsed, killing the rider, at a western Pennsylvania stable.

Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported that the Slicksville Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland County responded to Stonehouse Stables shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fire chief Bobby Rosatti said arriving emergency personnel found both horse and rider dead. The rider, a woman who was not immediately identified, was pinned beneath the fallen animal.

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Stable owner Jene Chelens told authorities he had been watching the woman ride the horse, Reuben, in an outdoor riding ring but turned his back for a few minutes and returned to find rider and horse on the ground.

A veterinarian was evaluating the animal to determine the cause of death.

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Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com

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