New York City Carriage Horse Collapses in the Middle of the Street

August 16, 2022
A carriage horse collapsed in the middle of a New York City street. The temperature that day had reached 87 degrees and the pavement was much hotter. The horse, named Ryder, remained on the ground for more than an hour while NYPD hosed him down. Finally, he was able to get to his feet. Now, New York animal activists are calling for a complete ban on horse-drawn carriages in the city. Witnesses say they saw Ryder in extreme distress hours and struggling to walk.