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Horse Gives Owner Serious Hand Injury

Published: June 27, 2014 4:32 pm ET

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It has been reported that a Standardbred owner had to hospitalized last weekend with serious injuries to his hand after one of his horses bit him and did quite some damage while at the racetrack.

An article by The Chronicle Herald explains that owner Lawrence MacLean was bitten by his charge, TM Over The Top, a seven-year-old horse.

The report has quoted Warren MacKinnon, an executive member of the Cape Breton Island Horsemen’s Association, as saying that TM Over The Top grabbed MacLean by the hand – apparently, just above the wrist – and “was actually throwing him around.”

MacKinnon said that people in the area had to help MacLean because the horse would not let. TM Over The Top’s mouth had to pried open to release MacLean’s hand.

MacKinnon was not witness to the incident, but was quoted as saying that MacLean “was holding the horse by the rein, getting ready to put the bike on it to go out on the track. He just reached over and (the horse) just latched onto him. A lot of horses will do that, actually, but obviously not that severe.”

(With files from The Chronicle Herald)

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