A 67-year-old man who fell from his rearing horse has been flown to hospital with a suspected spinal injury.

The man reportedly fell from his horse at a Wairakei farm, north of Taupo, and struck his head on the ground.

He reported a loss of feeling in his extremities to paramedics.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew him to Middlemore Hospital.