Florida college student loses hand when horse spooks

08/24/2010 | Ocala Star-Banner (Fla.)

University of Florida college student Courtney Mason's hand was severed Saturday in an incident involving a horse at the university's Equine Research Center. The accident, which illustrates the importance of following proper procedures when working with large animals, happened as Mason was holding on to a horse whose rope lead was wrapped around her wrist. The horse spooked and bolted, severing the woman's hand in the process.

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