The uncle of a girl who died after apparently being kicked in the head by the horse she got for her birthday has told of the family’s “devastation”.Lauren Bryant, 16, was found with serious head injuries at Duddingston Farm stables in Newton, South Queensferry, on Sunday afternoon.
The Linlithgow Academy pupil died as she was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.
It is understood her injuries show she was kicked in the head by the horse.
The horse, named Solo, was a present from her family for her 16th birthday last May.
John Tait, Lauren’s uncle, told the BBC Scotland news website how his niece was walking the Irish sports horse down from its field to the stables to be ridden when the tragedy happened. He said:
“My wife, Louise, was at the stables at the time but we don’t know exactly what happened. Lauren was a natural with horses and loved hacking and galloping. She loved horses and went to the stables every day after school. She got into her hobby when her grandmother bought the family a pony when she was young. She loved Solo, he is not a bad horse, and there is no way he would have hurt her deliberately.”
Our thoughts go out to all Lauren’s friends & family.
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