RIVERSIDE (AP) — Bucky the Palomino, a horse who has pranced in 26 Rose Parades, has been euthanized after being injured in a car accident.
Owner Carol Tennant says Bucky had to be put down Wednesday morning after surviving a car accident that left the horse with serious internal injuries.READ MORE: Nurses Get Into Physical Altercation, Temporarily Shutting Down Vaccination Clinic In Beaumont
Tennant was driving to the Prescott Frontier Days to participate in that parade when she lost control of her vehicle, which was towing a trailer with Bucky inside.
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As the temperature climbed to 116 degrees, they poured water on Bucky, used fans to try him down and gave him hydration through an IV.
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