A 7-year-old boy has died after his pony flipped over on him while he was riding in southern Kansas.

Max Henderson was injured Sunday while practicing roping in the Winfield area.  A statement from his parents, Shane and Missi Henderson, said they rushed him to a local hospital, where he was stabilized before being transported to a larger hospital in Wichita.  The statement says he survived surgery but died a short time later.  It was determined that a large vein had been severed.

His school, Country View Elementary, said in a statement that counselors would be on hand to help mourning students, parents and staff.  The statement asked students to wear a western outfit Monday in Max’s memory.

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