The mane event June 22 2009

1245703896967"New York City: Horse overcome by heat." Circa 1910.Shorpy comment of the day: "I was born long enough ago to remember when horses were used on the streets of my hometown. It was always upsetting to witness the aftermath of a collision between a horse and a vehicle.

"What was most upsetting, however, was to look up the block at the next intersection catching a glimpse of a horse that gotten loose, galloping by. Within a few seconds, a car passed in hot pursuit of the loose steed with someone standing on the running board holding on for dear life, arm outstretched in hopes of getting hold of the animal before it got in a horrendous accident."

- Submitted by Anonymous Tipster on Overheated Horse: 1910