11 July 2012

Genitals Day: The horse with bee stung tackle

The Northampton Chronicle reports that an investigation was underway at the weekend following the injury of five people at a steam rally. The people were injured after a shire horse was  stung by an insect and bolted into a crowd.

Northamptonshire Police said it had conducted an investigation into the events at Hollowell Steam Rally and they believe the horse was stung on the genitals when it was in the display arena and became distressed.
Sgt Dobbs(shame it wasn't Dobbin!)  who carried out investigation said: “During a display of shire horses, a display horse became agitated and broke free from its tether. It then broke through a fence and got into the spectator area. It caused some injuries before it was re-tethered.”

The horse is recovering in the care of its owner.
Now that is unfortunate. I doubt any event planner could reasonably take into account a huge horse getting stung on its tackle. Mercifuly no-one was killed.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

The now should recreate the accident. With a police volunteer playing the role of the horse and the bee sting replaced by a swift kick in the you know what.

jams o donnell said...

Haha now that would e fun... but not for the horse or other victims!