Horse breaks free during carriage tour in downtown Victoria
There were no injuries after a horse pulling a carriage tour broke free and went for a stroll in downtown Victoria Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Friday, August 19, 2016 4:20PM PDT
There were no injuries after a horse pulling a carriage tour broke free and went for a stroll in downtown Victoria Friday.
A piece of a harness broke mid-tour and a horse pulling the carriage was able to get loose, said Tally Ho Carriage Tours.
The passengers in the carriage at the time weren’t hurt, and neither was the eight-year-old horse, according to the company.
“He went for a little bit of a run, and so what happens after we have an incident like that, we make sure Ike is okay,” said Tally Ho manager Kate Clark.
“Then what we do is restart a training program…it usually takes a minimum of six weeks.”
It’s not the first accident involving a horse and carriage.
In 2014, a horse got spooked and hit two cars and a motorcycles in the capital city.
Activists have been calling for a ban of horse drawn carriages in the capital, calling it “animal exploitation.”