Hero and Princess Flare Their Nostrils

Last week in New York they had their first stagecoach accident in a century. Two horses, breaking loose from their stagecoach ran with nostrils flaring down 14th Street with the police in chase. Jennifer Fermino described it in the NY Post.

“Hero and Princess sent pedestrians scurrying for their lives as the half-ton Percheron ponies bolted for several blocks. The wild incident unfolded around 10 am when the stagecoach the horses were pulling–in a publicity stunt for country singer Shania Twain’s new perfume–was rear-ended by a van in between 8th and 9th avenues. As the red coach tipped over on its gold wheels, the white horses broke free, and they scampered away, dragging their yokes as the charged east.”