Horse Dies During "Flicka" Filming
Apparently this is the 2nd horse that died during the making of the film. The other had broken its leg and needed to be euthanized. From Reuters news story:
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A mustang horse broke its neck and died
during filming of the 20th Century Fox movie "Flicka," a remake of 1943 classic
"My Friend Flicka."
The horse was killed Monday during filming at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in the San Fernando Valley. According to the City of Los Angeles' Department of Animal Services, which conducted an investigation, the horse was running when it stepped on its own lead rope and broke its neck.
Animal Services is ruling the death an accident. Animal Services spokeswoman
Karen Knipscheer said that production was not shut down at the time of the
accident, and filming resumed Tuesday. She said the production was informed that
it could no longer use the horses involved in the incident, which were domestic
rodeo horses. Knipscheer said their owner was shipping them home to Montana.
I don't know what they mean by not being able to use the horses involved in the incident. I thought only 1 horse died....
I know some people are upset by this. It's always sad when a horse dies.... but horses die every day because accidents happen.
Maybe the people were irresponsible; but horses injure and kill themselves every day. I know of a few horses that have broken their necks by running into fence posts, or just slipping on the ground.
I never really liked the flicka books-- but it' a horse movie, so I'll see it. I think a movie should be made about Ruffian!