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  1. #1
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    Default Katie Price Injured in Car Crash That Kills Two Horses

    Looks like Katie Price's dressage riding days nearly came to an end.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbi...-two-horses.do

    Excerpts from article:

    The 32-year-old model suffered severe whiplash when her Toyota jeep - which her boyfriend Leandro Penna was driving - collided with two runaway stallions and one of them smashed through the windscreen.

    Both creatures, which had jumped a fence and bolted in front of the vehicle, died instantly and the 4x4 was declared a write-off.

    A source told the Daily Mirror that the pair are lucky to be alive and Leandro's quick-thinking could have saved them.

    They said: "Quite frankly, it beggars belief that Katie and Leo survived at all. And Katie knows just how close she came to dying.

    "The two animals ploughed into their vehicle, with one flying through the windscreen, backside-first, hitting both Katie and Leo simultaneously.

    "Luckily, Leandro reacted lightning-quick, braked hard and swerved violently the moment he saw the horses. Although it wasn't enough to save the horses, undoubtedly his reactions saved the pair's lives, plus those of the three passengers in the back.
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    Ye gods...why I brake for large animals if I can (no, I will not hit the deer if there's any way at all to avoid it, no matter what my tailgater wants) and why I'd be terrified of my horse getting loose. How terrifying...



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    Awful. One of those things you just don't want to think about.
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    Poor woman. If you've ever hit a large animal, it's very traumatic.



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    2 stallions?
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    Bad reporting though- Toyota jeep, really?

    The car is trashed though-

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...Argentina.html

    (Warning- has a pic of a dead horse towards the bottom.)
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    I mean....it IS horrific.

    But sheesh, who wrote that junk?!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Wow, how scary.
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