New York City Carriage Horse Owner Accused of Forging Collapsed Horse’s Age
The carriage driver whose horse collapses on the streets of New York City is being accused of lying about the animal's age. Colm McKeever is facing accusations that he tried to pass off the horse, Ryder, as 13 years old. Officials say the horse is actually 26 years old. Based on a standard identification chart, Ryder's tattoo indicates he was born in 1996. A horse rescuer says even if a horse does not have a tattooed number, an expert can estimate its age by examining its teeth.