List of horse accidents

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This is a list of people and fictional characters who had severe injuries, or died from accidents related with horses. Some of the listed accidents had important political and historical consequences, which are given when relevant.

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Statistics

It has long been recognised that the incidence of horse accidents is statistically predictable. Ladislaus Bortkiewicz examined data from records of 10 Prussian army corps over 20 years. He demonstrated that the 91 deaths from the kick of a horse followed a statistical pattern known as the Poisson distribution.

Number of deaths
per army corps
per annum
Death by kick of horse
frequency of occurrence
0 109
1 65
2 22
3 3
4 1

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