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.
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.
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.
This post is not a judgement of the Amish’s use of horses but rather a post to shine a light on the inherent dangers associated with horses in the same spaces as motor vehicles
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 – 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.
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.”