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    07-08-2010, 12:13 PM
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July 4th Horse accident

I have no words for this.
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    07-08-2010, 12:25 PM
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Yearling
Accidents happen, especially when you are dealing with a 1200lb flight animal(or in this case two, hooked up to a buggy).
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    07-08-2010, 12:25 PM
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Weanling
Oh man...
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    07-08-2010, 12:34 PM
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Green Broke
That to bad :( compeletly terrible. But Accidents happen, we can only do so much to prevent them from hapening :(
     
    07-08-2010, 12:59 PM
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You know I honestly don't think that horses should ever be put on a paved road with the public, EVER. I don't care how "trained" a horse is, it's a large animal with natural instincts and anything can go wrong with no where for them to go.
Really unfortunate this happened, there were over a dozen injuries and a death due to the incident, not to mention some absolutely terrified animals.
     
    07-08-2010, 01:07 PM
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Green Broke
Not even police horses? Because those have helped more lives then they ever hurt. Just food for thought :)
     
    07-08-2010, 01:10 PM
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Banned
I live near the area where it happened. The lady who died was driving the carriage and last I heard, almost all of those hospitalized were released from the hospital. They siad that the throat latch wasn't properly hooked and the horses rubbed their heads together and the bridles became loose and eventually fell off. So there was no way of stopping the horses after they spooked. Belleview, Iowa's mayor says he isn't looking to change parade policies to keep this from happening. I think that is bs, but there really isn't much you can to to stop a two horse buggy on a rampage.
     
    07-08-2010, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
Not even police horses? Because those have helped more lives then they ever hurt. Just food for thought :)
These are professionaly trained officers. Those are meant to protect the public, those are meant for keeping order in place. Always a possibility for problems to, but I see that as a different ball game than your average horse rental company trying to come to a parade, or your 4H kid trying to show off some 4H things they have learned.

Protection services- serves the public, everything else is for show, and leisure.
     
    07-08-2010, 01:29 PM
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Um, first you say this:

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Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
You know I honestly don't think that horses should ever be put on a paved road with the public, EVER. I don't care how "trained" a horse is, it's a large animal with natural instincts and anything can go wrong with no where for them to go.
And then a couple of posts later you say this:

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Originally Posted by My2Geldings
These are professionaly trained officers. Those are meant to protect the public, those are meant for keeping order in place. Always a possibility for problems to, but I see that as a different ball game than your average horse rental company trying to come to a parade, or your 4H kid trying to show off some 4H things they have learned.


You even capitalized the word EVER in your first post.

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It is a tragic accident.

You can not legislate away tragic accidents. Geez.


     
    07-08-2010, 02:38 PM
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I'm betting the cart is responsible for most of the injuries, not the horses.

It was a tragic accident. One from which, unfortunately, the horse owner is unlikely to recover financially.

I used to ride my heart horse in parades. He did very well with the crowds, screeching children running amok, balloons, fire engines, and the high school marching bands. Wanna know what freaked him out? The LINES on the road!

He was controllable, but those lines were going to eat him, especially the yellow ones!

Regardless of how well trained an animal is, you always take a risk going out in public with them. Nonhorse people are unaware of the potential havoc an animal like that can wreak, so we as owners need to try and make sure they're as trained and controllable as possible. Even then, there are still tragic events that happen.

Amish cart horses are sometimes hit and killed by drivers speeding, coming up over a blind hill too fast, or because the horse spooks.

We can't protect our horses or the general public from everything. Saying that no horse EVER should be on public roads or in crowds just isn't practical.

Sh*t happens sometimes, even when we've taken every precaution. Doesn't mean all horse use in public should be outlawed.
     

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