Photographs of a New York carriage horse named Max show the gray gelding lying on his side in Central Park last Tuesday, and according to the New York Post, the pictures have sparked outrage from NYCLASS, a local anti-carriage group.
“Horses don't just collapse,” said a NYCLASS spokesperson. “Something happened — and the city should get to the bottom of it and make sure it never happens again.”
Carriage driver Chris Emanus reported that the horse, wearing shoes for the first time in eight months, simply tripped over a crack in the concrete and “went down, but not hard.” Emanus said Max needed to be unhitched, but then stood up under his own power. Local mounted police cleared him to be taken back to the stable, and a veterinary exam approved the horse to go back to work on Monday.
Read more at the New York Post.
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