SALT LAKE CITY -- The Humane Society of Utah is calling on Salt Lake City to ban horse-drawn carriages following the collapse of a horse downtown over the weekend.
The animal-welfare organization says in a statement that the carriage tours put the public and horses and risk.
They say horses can overheat on asphalt or work in frigid conditions in winter and contend with noisy, stressful conditions and exhaust fumes.
On Saturday, a 13-year-old horse named Jerry fell on the ground while pulling a carriage.
The animal was later treated for colic, an abdominal pain that can cause serious and sometimes deadly problems.
Jerry's owner Annette Overson said the animal showed no symptoms before collapsing.