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Horse Dies on Polo Grounds

Post reports the horse just "suddenly dropped." Nobody hurt.

A horse died on the field at Bridgehampton Polo on Saturday, collapsing while the rider was still on its back, according to the New York Post.

The paper said a spectator told them the horse "suddenly dropped," though the rider was able to jump off before the animal hit the ground.

A representative for Bridgehampton Polo told the Post that all the animals are well cared for, and added that injuries do happen. A heart attack likely felled the horse in this case.

Click here to read the full New York Post story.

Were you there? Let us know what you saw in the comments.

leslie August 06, 2012 at 02:39 PM
If it is too hot for Humans Imagine what it is for the animals!!!!! It is a shame that a sport like that would put their Horses in danger!!!!
Bugsey August 06, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Its called cruel and inhumane punishment to animals for the gratification of champagne sipping frauds who will all be at some benefit of the mutual gratification society and will then press release about all the good they do for animal rescues. The real story here was that Nacho looked really, really handsome and luckily, the rider got off before his rolex got scratched. Fortunately for the lilly pulitzer set, the horse was quickly dragged behind the club house, shot and the game continued without any of the animal lovers having to witness the murder. The horses that were unlucky enough to survive this life of polo in the hot sun were hosed off an packed in for another party. Just remember, most massmurders start out with simple cruelty to animals.
Bugsey August 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Oh, and nobody was hurt. Just the horse...pffft.
Judy Clempner August 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It is too hot to run these horses they way they do. I don't buy it that the horse had a heart attack. This is not the first time I have heard of the horses being over-ridden for the heat. The game is not important. The horse is.
b. hardy August 06, 2012 at 04:36 PM
How very cruel. The horse had no choice in the matter...the rider did! Stupid is as Stupid does!!! just sickening.
Sophie7 August 06, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I totally agree with all the above comments. Heart attack? How about heat stroke??? I hate humans. These owners/trainers/riders use these animals for their own $ gain and fame. May they all come back as the horses they abuse like this.
Jaguar-Guy August 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I know, right ??
Jeff Spicolli August 06, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Michael Vick has nothin' on these dudes!
muskrat August 06, 2012 at 09:44 PM
This is not the first horse to have died there from heat stroke. It's happened before over the years, but this is the first news article that covered it. Good for you Brendan! Matches should not be played in such heat and humidity. Responsible officials used to cancel them in the good old days. Problem is now, the sponsors wouldn't be happy, and it's all about the money, not the game.
Patrice Dalton August 07, 2012 at 01:27 AM
The horses run full out, crashing into each other, spinning around. How long was this horse running?
ViralGrain August 07, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I've met allot of seedy people in my life and no where else did I meet some of the worst around then the stables and in the shows. Some of the tactics that are applied by SOME are down rite cruel. They treat their horses like a beat up pickup truck. I've seen them punched and act very agressive when the rider fails to succeed with the horse. Some of you are nothing but spoiled rotten temper tantrum little yuppies. They are living animals that are defenseless and at your mersey. Stop abusing them just because your not getting your way.
ViralGrain August 07, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Good Job Brendan!
Yusef Malarkey August 07, 2012 at 10:50 AM
A new study just released by the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Psychiatric Medicine has just concluded that people who abuse horses and call themselves athletes while posing for Hamptons Magazine with permed hair on the average possess penis sizes that are 85% smaller than average. The study also included that the people who attend these polo matches lack a genuine sense of self and real meaning in their life so they sip champagne with a pinky up while watching said permed hair so called athletes with inflated egos participate in a so called sport. Meanwhile, no regulation or oversight of this sport will ever be suggested in media outlets. The regulators are in the audience at the blood sport. These people are no different than ancient Romans who would gather to watch the poor victims tossed to the lions while they enjoyed gluttony.
Giovanna August 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM
this just breaks my heart. Yes, I agree with everyone. We can be saddened by way the horse died and angry at these people, but the fact of the matter is that it won't change a thing....there is so much money and politics involved it is sickening. The horse had no choice and it makes me sick....nobody cared about the horse,,,,it is all about the ego.....the horse never had a chance.....
ViralGrain August 07, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I couldn't agree more with that study, except for one thing. Romans were civilized, hard working, and intelligent. They also weren't cowards and knew how to party.
Pesilla August 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM
This is disgusting. I hope people start to realize that this is a cruel inhumane sport and stop supporting it. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Michael Vick's Mom August 07, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Are gangsters who watch pit bull fighting or asian mafia who bet on cockfighting any different than the people who observe these horses being forced to beat each other to death?
ViralGrain August 08, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Ah yea- Big time you ignorant fool. If you really are Mick Vicks mom you should of had a you no what before he was born. The world would have been a better place. The animals are not bred to kill and or die like your POS son did with the Pits. How you can associate this to cockfighting and dog fighting is delusional. You prove the nut doesn't fall far from the tree. The problem here is with the careless neglect and the over working of the horses buy handlers who's ego are greater then their common sense and education about the animal and the conditions needed for the animal to preform while maintaining optimal health.

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