New York carriage horse OK after falling over

David Sanderson Around the World

1In case you missed the news, a carriage horse took a tumble Wednesday, but was in good shape the next day. The 15-year-old draft horse didn’t suffer a scratch in the Wednesday mishap on E. 59th St. at Fifth Ave – next to Central Park.

Carriage drivers and animal rights activists offered different takes on what prompted Spartacus to go to ground. One side says he became entangled with another carriage; the other side says he was spooked by a city bus.

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Spartacus trotted back to his stable on W. 38th St. and two hours later received a clean bill of health.

The horse took a tumble Wednesday, but was in good shape the next day. “He’s fine, not even a scratch,” said Spartacus’ driver, Tony Salerno.