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Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremony

Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremonyField Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the General Staff, was injured after falling from his horse during Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Lord Guthrie, 79, was treated on The Mall by paramedics after appearing to collapse and slip from his steed. He was taken to hospital, where aides said he was "being well looked after". Lord Guthrie, who was taking part as Colonel of the Life Guards, was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1994 to 1997, and Chief of the Defence Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. The incident took place close the Victoria Memorial, at the top of the Mall, in front of dozens of people waiting to watch the fly past and appearance of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Trooping the colour: Royal birthday celebrations, in pictures Pictures show Lord Guthrie on the ground, as officers rushed to his aid while another officer leads his horse away. Emily Dance, 22, said: "We were standing further up the mall and we saw the guy on his horse, and his posture was just sloped, he was lent back at a 45 degree angle. We spotted him way off. He looked like he was going to faint. Police officers at the scene Credit: PA Wire "Once the Queen had gone past we then followed her up the Mall, and we got closer and heard from people near us that he was shaking, and people were propping him up, next to him. "He was behind the Queen, and just in front of the monument he fell off, and there were loads of paramedics and they put a screen up as well. Then we thought, something bad is really happening. " Will Berry, 22, added:  "There were a pair of policemen next to him, within that crowd, keeping their eye on him all the time." John Nichol, the former Iraq prisoner of war turned author, said: "Really hope all is OK – a nicer General Officer you could not hope to meet. Wishing you well Sir." Police came swiftly to Lord Guthrie's aid Credit: PA Wire During Lord Guthrie's military career he saw service with the Welsh Guards and the SAS and was closely involved in military operations in Northern Ireland. Police stand by as Lord Guthrie receives medical attention Credit: PA Wire He advised the Government on the conduct of the Kosovo War and also cautioned against a British invasion of Zimbabwe to remove the then-dictator Robert Mugabe.  A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said that Lord Guthrie was receiving medical attention. Trooping the Colour: the most stylish royal looks from 2018's ceremony Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was arrested for a public order offence after an item was thrown towards a procession at Trooping the Colour, Scotland Yard said.



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Horse sues former owner for $100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from lice

Horse sues former owner for $  100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from liceA horse is suing its former owner for neglect after it suffered “extreme pain, distress and permanent injury”. The equine, named Justice, is taking Gwendolyn Vercher to court to recover $ 100,000 (£74,000) in damages to pay towards future care costs. The stallion is represented by the Animal Legal Defence Fund in Portland, Oregon.



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Horse sues former owner for $100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from lice

Horse sues former owner for $  100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from liceA horse is suing its former owner for neglect after it suffered “extreme pain, distress and permanent injury”. The equine, named Justice, is taking Gwendolyn Vercher to court to recover $ 100,000 (£74,000) in damages to pay towards future care costs. The stallion is represented by the Animal Legal Defence Fund in Portland, Oregon.



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Drunken Man Rides Horse Onto California Freeway, Police Say

Drunken Man Rides Horse Onto California Freeway, Police Say"No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway"



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The Stranger Who Sent Steve Mnuchin A Box Of Horse Poo Has Come Forward

The Stranger Who Sent Steve Mnuchin A Box Of Horse Poo Has Come ForwardOn Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department and U.S. Secret Service investigated a mysterious package left outside the Bel Air home of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.



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Roy Moore Rode In To Vote On A Horse Named 'Sassy'

Roy Moore Rode In To Vote On A Horse Named 'Sassy'Republican candidate Roy Moore arrived at his polling place in Gallant, Alabama, on horseback Tuesday to vote in the special Senate election where he faces Democratic candidate Doug Jones.



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Florida Woman Arrested For Allegedly Riding A Horse While Drunk

Florida Woman Arrested For Allegedly Riding A Horse While DrunkPolice in Florida arrested a 53-year-old woman on Thursday afternoon for allegedly riding a horse while drunk.



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Florida woman arrested for 'drunk-driving' a horse

Florida woman arrested for 'drunk-driving' a horseDonna Byrne, 53, was arrested in Polk City, central Florida, for “DUI on a horse,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Byrne is also accused of animal neglect for failing to provide proper protection for the horse, placing it at risk of injury or death while riding it along the busy road.



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Teen saves horse trapped by Harvey's rising floodwaters with dad's help

Teen saves horse trapped by Harvey's rising floodwaters with dad's helpFor days, Chance Ward and his son have been wading through deep water on horseback to save animals trapped by Tropical Storm Harvey's torrential rain.  Ward, of Cleveland, Texas, shared pictures and videos of their rescue efforts on Facebook, highlighting just how devastated the region has become. One video that shows his 17-year-old son, Rowdy, letting loose a horse locked inside a pen as water rises above the fidgety animal's legs has gone viral, reaching 8.9 million views since it was posted Monday.  SEE ALSO: Houston's local businesses pitch in as Harvey's flooding wreaks havoc "This is what we do, we help livestock. We try to help people," Ward wrote on Facebook. On Tuesday, Ward posted he had saved another four horses and he worked with several others to bring hundreds of cattle to higher ground. Another video shows him helping a man and his swimming dog.
Mashable reached out to Ward for further comment.  In a touching Facebook post, Ward reflects on helping the animals in need alongside his son.  Harvey, which made landfall as a powerful hurricane on Friday and has continued to burden the Gulf Coast of Texas as a tropical storm, has set an all-time continental U.S. rainfall record of 51.88 inches. The rain slowed Tuesday evening in the Houston area, but the flooding emergencies continue. Harvey's wet wrath will hit Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, and Alabama, as well. Ward, his son, and their fellow helpers are not the only citizen saviors. Others have also come out to help people trapped by the devastating flood waters in Texas, including volunteer-led grassroots organizations such as the Cajun Navy, Louisiana Navy, and Texas Navy.  "We make livestock our first priority, as I know many are helping people," Ward wrote on Facebook.  WATCH: Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 years



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Cowboys rescue terrified horse from drowning in flooded pen during Hurricane Harvey

Cowboys rescue terrified horse from drowning in flooded pen during Hurricane HarveyA horse stranded in a flooded paddock in Cleveland, Texas, was rescued by a pair of heroic cowboys on August 28 as floodwaters continued to rise in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.



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