Carriage Horse Collapses and is Euthanized on Street

Memphis, TN – Junior, a young draft horse, collapsed on the city street while pulling a carriage.  8 Memphis Police officers responded to the scene to assist the carriage driver, who struggled to get the horse back on his feet.

Hunter Demster, who was walking with his goddaughter, watched the horse struggling, surrounded by people.  “How is this still happening in 2017? People are outraged.  We went to the 901 Exposure and as we were walking back I think I saw five police cars, eight police officers marked off an entire block and they weren’t letting anyone in and I saw a sheet draped over the horse,” Demster said.

Uptown Carriage Company released a statement which said, in part, “On behalf of Uptown Carriage Company and the carriage industry in Memphis, we are saddened to announce the loss of Junior, a young horse who joined our family a short couple of months ago. According to our Veterinarian who was contacted immediately, Junior without notice experienced extremely rare paralysis and went down.”  Junior was euthanized on the scene and hauled away on a truck.

Carriage horse collapsed in Memphis.
Carriage horse collapsed in Memphis.
City street blocked off.
City street blocked off.
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