We 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.

2 Unnamed Mules – June 2019

2 mules pulling carriage killed in crash east of Colorado Springs

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

3rd Child Dies After Horse-Drawn Carriage Hit In Michigan

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

55-year-old woman dies after collision with horse in Beja

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.

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

Mayor Plante says ‘The caleche industry has no place in Montreal’ after horse’s death

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

Horse’s death mars Lyndhurst festival

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

Woman killed and man seriously injured after accident involving horse-drawn carriage

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

Karozzin horse collapses and dies in Floriana

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.

Autopsy Confirms ‘Excessive Heat, Heavy Loads And The Steep Route Contributed’ To Horse’s Death

Billy Rogers – August 2018

Man killed after horse-drawn carriage is hit by car in Muskogee County

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

RIP Sparkle

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

Palma, Spain. An undignified end. The horse is removed by an Emaya truck.

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.

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