Published: Aug 23, 2010 5:56 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 2:56 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A University of Florida student had her left hand severed over the weekend in an accident involving a horse.

Authorities say the student was sitting in a vehicle at UF Equine Research Center in Marion County. She was holding a rope lead line out of the vehicle window, which was attached to the horse and wrapped around her wrist.

The horse became spooked and pulled away vehicle and thus severing her hand from her arm.

The hand was recovered, packed in ice and sent with her to the hospital.

It wasn't immediately known if the hand was reattached.