Accident horse dead

Usario, right, at the launch of Duncan Dry'e's Bury carriage rides
Usario, right, at the launch of Duncan Dry'e's Bury carriage rides
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THE horse involved in a fatal carriage incident in Nowton Park has been put down.

The French-bred Breton cross Comtois horse, registered as Urasio, had gut damage due to long term parasitic worm infestation.

Usario, above right, was used by Duncan Drye’s Horse and Carriage Company when he launched carriage rides round Bury St Edmunds in April 2011. But in June at a country fair in Nowton Park Carole Bullett from Bury was killed after Usario bolted into a crowd with a carriage.

He hit the headlines again in October when Reflex Equestrian of Maldon, Essex, advertised him as ‘100 per cent safe’ for ride and drive work. He was sold as a riding horse to a Suffolk couple. They were unaware of his history but when told, they informed Health and Safety which has just completed its investigation of the incident.

Health and Safety will decide on further action after an inquest, for which no date has been fixed. Essex Trading Standards said it is also investigating the case.