Tethered horse struck by vehicle and dragged to its death

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In Canaan, Maine, authorities continue to search for a hit and run driver of the vehicle alleged to have struck a horse and dragged her to her death on Wednesday morning along Hubbard Road, reports the CentralMaine.com.

According to the horse’s owner, Sierra Miner, 21, her four-year-old Appaloosa mare named Lucy had been grazing along her driveway while tethered to two cinder blocks when  a vehicle apparently swerved onto her property hitting Lucy from behind. From there the injured horse was dragged struggling and bleeding down Route 23 for at least a quarter of a mile. The driver of the vehicle never stopped, and authorities are looking for a tan or gold pickup truck spotted by a neighbor on the road the same time Lucy was struck. There were no witnesses to the accident, but the vehicle will likely have front end damage.sierra-miner

Miner received the horse as a gift about a year ago. She had tied the horse to cinder blocks at the end of her driveway while she took a shower, and just moments later her phone had been “blowing up” with calls telling her her horse was dead and lying on Route 23.

Lucy weighed 1,000 pounds and stood just over 15 hands. Maine State Police Trooper Jill Monahan said that the matter remains under investigation. A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said there was no new information Friday, however according to a news report from Wgme13,  State Police had stated, based on the tracks in the road and the bloody trail after the Lucy was hit, they think she was so frightened, she may have run off.  Her body was found on the road – the rope, halter and part of a concrete block still attached. Miner doesn’t agree with that at all.

“I really think it might have been an accident at first. It looks like they swerved into my front yard, and the blocks got caught somehow. You could see how my horse tried to get away. She dug her back hooves trying to fight. I know that she was dragged,” stated Sierra.

And with a broken heart, Sierra described how Lucy must have suffered.

“They just kept going, There were no braking marks. It was just go – go, go, go. I call it torture because not only did they hit her; she struggled, she fought… They hit her, and she got caught and they dragged her. She fought so hard, her back hooves split. They were almost gone…”

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police in Augusta at 624.7076. Help Lucy find justice.

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12 replies
  1. edward says:

    What dirt bag with Dr intention to work and try to kill him intentionally answer actual piece of s*** find them and run them over just like $80 or we could get them in the head the judge put them in for a few days in jail I must work together to change oil animal laws for protection of the animal

  2. Penny's Dachshund says:

    I am so sorry for this young woman’s loss! I have horses myself… Never would I or unfortunately should she had placed her horse in this type of position to begin with… We all know or should know how people drive, also people under the influence on a weekend!!! Which may be the VERY reason the driver did not stop!!!! What a horrific!! Horrific!! death for the poor little girl to suffer, being pulled down the road to her death!!!
    I hope the authorities make a serious effort to FIND this individual and hold them accountable!!!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    This is heartbreaking, if they hit the horse why didn’t they just stop. They must have known she was being dragged. Rest in peace Lucy, condolences to your Mom, I can’t imagine the heartbreak she is feeling. I hope they find the person that did this, if it were an accident there was no reason not to stop!

    • Darla says:

      Yeah, really, you don’t drag 1,000 pound horse without knowing it. I can hear the grieving in Sierra’s words….I don’t even have to hear her voice to know the pain she is going through. RIP Lucy. I’m sorry you suffered.

  4. susispot says:

    This makes me sick. Sadly, it was an unwise decision to leave the horse alone next to any street. Cinder blocks are NOT suitable for securing a horse. I have seen terrible accidents, and no car was involved, from inappropriate tying. RIP sweet horse. I know your person is devastated.

    • Darla says:

      I agree it probably wasn’t the best way to tether a horse ESPECIALLY so close to a road, no matter how light the traffic might be.

  5. maxiemom says:

    The drunken sot who did this needs to be found and put away ASAP. I have no sympathy for people who drive drunk, or anyone who cannot control themselves. Whoever did this had to have known that horse was there and just didn’t bother to stop, nor even cared that the poor horse was being dragged and suffering. The guilty party is a menace: this will not be the last time he or she drives drunk- that person will use it as ANOTHER excuse to drink and drive again!


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