(Big Sky, Mont.) Friday at 12:28 P.M. Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers from Big Sky SAR were dispatched to the Buffalo Horn area south of Big Sky for a woman injured in a horse crash. The 20 year old woman from Oklahoma was guiding a horse back tour when her horse spooked and went over backwards on her causing a significant back injury.
A member of the horseback tour used the guide’s radio to contact Canyon Adventures who passed it along to the Gallatin County 911 Dispatch Center.
Members of Big Sky Search & Rescue and a Reach Air Medical Service helicopter were able to locate the patient on a trail crossing Elk Horn Creek near Blizzard Ridge. She was transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital by helicopter.