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Photo feature by Juan Suarez

HAVANA TIMES — There once was a horse that carried tourists around Havana in a coach every day, making good money for his owner. One day, at around noon, he had enough: the hot sun beating down on Havana’s coast finally defeated him, and he collapsed on the scorching avenue of fatigue.

His owner, startled, asked for help and, with a hose from a nearby hotel, sprinkled the poor animal for more than an hour, in the hopes he would get his strength back and resume the tour. Pity, the horse simply could not get up and ended up on a veterinary assistance truck.

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17 thoughts on “End of the Line for a Havana Tour Horse

  • The horses at Parque Central are part of the Cooperativo which do not allow horses to work more than every other day. This horse/carriage is not part of the Cooperative as the carriae would have their name and number on it.

  • I was on a shuttle bus to the old quarter and we passed this pitiful scene. We returned in a cab to our hotel and the driver said the horse had died.

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