Wednesday, April 27, 2005

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!


  • ok so ur sayin the horse killed HIMSELF?!? no no no. i know it was an accident, but it was the PEOPLES fault. THey let the horse run with a lead rope dangling. You cant expect for a horse to take it of before they run.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:57 PM, December 31, 2005  

  • I have not found any information where Tim Mcgraw has apologised or commented on the horses deaths. Fans payed to see that movie because he starred in it and his music was played in it.
    Also many horse lovers saw it, as I did to see the beautiful, majestic horses without a clue that horses died and were injured as a result of filming. His fans and those that payed to see it deserve to hear what he has to say about it. As penence for his participation and lack of resonse, I feel he should write and dedicate a song to the wild horses and donate the proceeds to various wild horse rescue organizations. Beth Robbins/wild horse advocate

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:38 PM, January 02, 2007  

  • look I love horse so tell me this did flicka die or did she not god no one will tell me!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 AM, July 27, 2013  

  • will someone answer I need the answer and plus how did he die to how o;!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 AM, July 27, 2013  

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