A 6-year-old boy was flown to a hospital Thursday morning after he was kicked in the throat by a pony, according to police.
New Holland police said the boy had been playing with other children in a pasture at 901 Peters Road in Earl Township when he approached the pony from behind.
The animal became startled and kicked the juvenile, causing him to be unable to breath, police said.
The boy, who was visiting from out of the area, was eventually flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
His name and medical condition were not immediately available.