HORSE attack kills 4 year old boy

Friday, May 4th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A horse attacked and killed a 4-year-old Oklahoma boy Wednesday evening. It happened in Delaware County near Colcord. Baily Michael Stockton was playing in his yard when the horse jumped a fence, and started biting him. Stockton's stepfather tried to save the boy. He shot and killed the horse, but wasn't able to save his son from the attack. A local veterinarian says people tend to underestimate the danger of horses. Dr Nancy Bohnhoff, "People tend not to have the respect of the potential dangers of horses in general that they should have. Horses, any horse is a thousand-pound animal that can hurt people. You can be kicked or bitten by any animal." Baily was pronounced dead at a Springdale, Arkansas hospital.