Thirty police horses stampede in Mexico City


Up to 30 police horses have stampeded down a busy avenue in Mexico City, damaging cars and injuring at least one person.

police-horse-stampedeIn all, 11 cars were damaged in Monday’s stampede.

Police reported that the horses were startled by the sound of cars, possibly their horns, as they were being taken from their trailers near Mexico’s parliamentary complex, where officers had intended using them for crowd control.

The first animals set off down Circuito Bicentenario, with the rest following.

Several of the horses suffered cuts during their run and were being treated by veterinarians, according to reports.

The animals belonged to the Ministry of Public Security of the Federal District.

Police said the injured member of the public suffered only minor injuries.

Compensation will be paid to those whose cars were damaged.

A motorist recorded footage of the stampede and posted it on YouTube.


2 thoughts on “Thirty police horses stampede in Mexico City

  • September 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Seems to me they are not well desensitized if they spook at a horn! Also, why were they not held or tied? How do this many horses get “loose” while unloading?? Or… someone didn’t do their job properly and unloaded them by yelling “get out!” Bizarre…

  • September 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I saw a police horse show once. Most of the horses went through stuff the average horse wouldn’t twitch at. Someone seems to have overlooked some basic training – getting used to horns is obvious for any horse ridden in an area with roads.


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