Once again, a horse fell down to ground in the middle of Calle 60, downtown Mérida. The incident was recorded on Sunday November 17 around 4 PM.
Through her social networks, Leticia Alfaro shared the photographs where the horse can be seen on the ground while several people is trying to put him back on his four legs again.
Despite the fall, the horse was lifted and and forced to continue with the journey.
“I heard a loud noise, turned to look and saw the horse down, the tourists never got off the carriage, the poor horse was lifted and forced to continue with the journey” Leticia wrote.
It should be noted that, a few days ago, Progreso premiered a new electric (horseless) carriage and became the first municipality in the state to use these types of vehicles.
Although one of the purposes is to prevent the horses from continuing to work, in Mérida, the horsemen point out that the carriages are expensive (more than half a million pesos), not to mention maintenance and spare parts at a high cost.
The Merida carriage operators must give a decent treatment to their horses, with good food, rest and veterinary reviews on a regular basis, since the horsemen union works closely with UADY’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom