FatalitiesWe have lost too many horses
We have compiled a list of fatalities, both human and equine. This list is still in progress and by no means comprehensive as reporting of these heinous accidents was sparse in the past. While the list might not be all-inclusive, it is far too long as it stands now.
Links to articles appear when possible — Links are underlined.
Unnamed Infant – October 2020
Police in Maine are investigating the death of a 4-month-old infant who fell from a horse-drawn carriage in the northern part of the state. The child’s death was accidental and happened on Thursday in Stacyville, police said.
Unnamed Horse – September 2020
The driver of the truck was not injured. — Deputies say the horse died as a result of the crash.
Unnamed Horse – August 2020
An upcoming roadway project on M-65 in Plainfield Township will work towards keeping carriage and farm equipment travel safer, according law enforcement and county officials.
Unnamed Horse – August 2020
A horse pulling a carriage with tourists died at Italy’s Royal Palace of Caserta today, 12 August, with images of the dead animal quickly going viral.
Unnamed Horse – August 2020
Kentucky State Police now confirm that four of the five missing children have now been found dead. Search and rescue crews are still searching for the fifth child.
Star – July 2020
This road traffic collision occurred two days ago and the dashcam footage is amongst the most shocking videos you will have ever seen.
Ervin – July 2020
A runaway carriage horse that was captured on video in Charleston died after sustaining injuries from the incident.
Michael Bates and Donna Hicklin – July 2020
A driver who killed two people in a horse-drawn carriage when she crashed into them from behind has been found guilty of causing death by careless driving.
Unnamed Horse – June 2020
A woman is dead and two girls were injured after a minivan rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy Tuesday morning.
Police say they were called to a crash involving two vehicles around 7:45 a.m. on SR 124, a quarter-mile east of West of CR 200 East in Rural Monroe.
Unnamed Horse – June 2020
A Tuesday afternoon collision between a horse-drawn hearse and a pickup truck in central Toledo resulted in the death of a horse.
5 Unnamed Horses – April 2020
As many as five horses used in carriages died of starvation during the COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, a report from the authorities stated on Thursday.
Aisha – February 2020
A carriage horse has been euthanized after a disturbing video showed it collapsing in New York City’s Central Park over the weekend. The incident has reignited calls to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city.
Unnamed Horse – October 2019
One of Rome’s ‘botticelle’ horses collapsed on Via dei Condotti, the exclusive shopping street near the Spanish Steps, on the morning of 17 October, reigniting the debate about why the animals are still in operation around the city.
8-year-old Killed – July 2019
A pickup truck slammed into a horse-drawn carriage in Missouri on Thursday, killing an 8-year-old Mennonite boy and seriously injuring four members of his family, including two other children, authorities said.
2 Unnamed Mules – June 2019
A pickup crashed into a mule-drawn carriage Friday on Peyton Highway in El Paso County, killing two mules and injuring a 52-year-old woman, the Colorado State Patrol reported.
3 Unnamed Children – June 2019
A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a drunken driver in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday.
Unnamed Horse, Unnamed Woman – May 2019
A 55-year-old woman died Sunday following a car collision that drove with an animal-drawn vehicle on the main Itinerary (IP) 2 in Beja, a GNR source said.
Unnamed Horse – December 2018
A New Holland woman is facing charges after she killed a horse and threw a person from a destroyed carriage with her vehicle.
Brandie Beiseigel, 32, is facing accidents involving damage to a vehicle and accidents involving personal injury, among other summary traffic violations.
Zeus – November 2018
The sudden weekend death of a carriage horse on a cobblestoned Old Montreal street prompted calls Monday for the city to accelerate plans to end the caleche industry.
But the horse’s owner said the animal had recently been ill, and he rejected the idea that his workload contributed to his death.
From the Anti-calèche defense coalition: The horse who died, Charlot, is actually Zeus. They change the names to confuse us so we can’t keep track, which is already impossible since this year we had no list of horses from the City.
Mack – September 2018
A draft horse pulling a wagonload of fairgoers collapsed and died Saturday afternoon, a tragic turn to what might have been an ideal day for the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair.
The popular Percheron horse, Mack, part of team owned by Marwin and Kathy Antoine, was on a regular run, pulling the fairgoers up the hill towards Christ Church, when he suddenly collapsed.
Unnamed Person(s) – August 2018
A woman has died and a man left seriously injured after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage.
Emergency services were called to Uttoxeter Road in Hilderstone at around 1pm today (Sunday August 5) following the accident near the junction with Jolpool Lane.
Gringu – August 2018
A horse drawing a karozzin collapsed and died in Floriana on Wednesday afternoon, horrifying tourists and prompting the parliamentary secretary for animal rights to call for laws to be revised.
Billy Rogers – August 2018
Authorities are investigating a deadly crash involving a horse-drawn carriage in Muskogee County.
Around 3 p.m. on Aug. 1, troopers from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were called to U.S. Hwy 266, just west of Hwy 2 in Muskogee County, following an accident.
Sparkle – January 2018
Jasmine – January 2018
Jasmine died yesterday after much suffering and neglect.
She had a colic, a urinary tract infection, and wounds to her feet. She worked all summer to death. R.I.P.
Unnamed Horse, David Kuepfer – January 2017
Township of Perth East, Ontario, Police say a 74-year-old man has died after a car collided with a horse-drawn buggy in the Township of Perth East, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police say all four people in the buggy were injured in the crash, which happened at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday. They say the horse drawing the buggy also died as a result of the crash.
Roman – September 2016
Anderson, IN, ONE OF TWO HORSES, ROMAN, WAS SO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT A VETERINARIAN EUTHANIZED HIM AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE — Scott was treated for a concussion and large cut on his right knee at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.
Unnamed Horse – August 2016
Farwell, MI, Six members of an Amish family were injured, and their horse put down, after an SUV rear-ended their carriage Saturday morning on a road outside of Clare.
Unnamed Horse – June 2016
A horse used to draw one of the city’s carriages was killed yesterday morning at around 9.45am in Dalt Murada. It would seem that the horse suddenly bolted, crashed into a wall and was killed and that the cause of this was that it panicked when a tourist went to pet it.
Gail Johnson – June 2016
A Texas woman is dead after she was run over by a horse-drawn carriage on Mackinac Island. According to Mackinac Island Police, 79-year old Gail Johnson of Llano, Texas, was riding a bike on Main Street, M-185, near the Mackinac Public Library when she somehow lost control.
Unnamed Horse – July 2015
Two members of a northern Maine Amish community were injured when their horse-drawn carriage was struck from behind by a motor vehicle Wednesday evening, according to Presque Isle police. The seriously injured horse was euthanized at the scene.
Buddy – June 2015
Natchez, MS, In June, three occupants were ejected and transported to a Pennsylvania hospital to be treated for serious injuries. THE HORSE DIED ON THE SCENE
Unnamed Horse – November 2012
“It was just so disturbing looking at that horse,” she said. “It’s a poor reflection on our society because that horse looked hungry, it looked starved and we need to do better. After the horse’s collapse, it was tied to the back of a truck and dragged out of the street reportedly at the insistance of the police.
Charlie – October 2011
“We are very concerned that Charlie was forced to work in spite of painful maladies,” said Dr. Pamela Corey, director of equine veterinary services for the ASPCA’s humane law enforcement department. “And these particular health issues can be difficult to diagnose because draft horses are by nature a stoic breed, not displaying signs of pain until they are very severe.”