A man has died after being kicked by a horse in Beaconsfield, north of Palmerston North.

Emergency services found a 60-year-old man dead at the property about 7.30pm, a St John spokesman said.

Beaconsfield is nearly 40km from Palmerston North, west of Dannevirke and east of Marton.

In 2013, a 3-year-old child died after being kicked by a horse near Taihape.


In 2011, Carla Lee Morgan, 32, died after being hit in the head by a horse at a Hawera property. She was killed as she stood behind the horse adjusting a strap.

In 2010, Blair Lenard Busby, 37, of Matamata, suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the back by a horse.

Known as "90", the stablehand died at Hawke's Bay Hospital in the arms of his family.

And in 2005, 14-year-old Rakaia girl Loren Nicole Marsh, was killed after being kicked in the throat by a horse at Chertsey in Mid-Canterbury.

Marsh was the youngest member of about six people taking part in horsemanship training when the accident happened, Ashburton police said at the time.