HINCKLEY, Millard County, Utah — A 2-year-old boy died Sunday evening at his family home in Millard County after being stepped on by a horse.
The incident happened at about 7:25 p.m. at the Hinckley residence, Lt. Robert Clark, Millard County Sheriff’s Office, told Gephardt Daily.
Sheriff’s deputies and medical first-responders were called to the scene.
“Apparently, the child had been stepped on in the chest area by a horse,” Clark said. “He was being treated by his parents.”
The family has a private arena for riding horses, Clark said. The boy’s father and sister were also in the arena.
“The dad had taken his son off, and the horse became spooked for some reason.”
A medical crew worked to save the child for about an hour, Clark said, but ultimately, the toddler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Clark said the parents have not yet given the police permission to release the victim’s name.