CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Facebook live video posted around 10:30 p.m. on July 15 shows a horse running around the Flats East Bank and those images are getting a lot of attention online and on social media.
At the beginning of the video a horse is lying down on Main Avenue and a group of people help the animal to its feet.
Once the horse was able to stand up, the horse speeds off and makes a right on West 10th Street. About 20 seconds later the animal stops running, a couple people started to hold the reins attached to the horse.
"I saw a bunch of commotion and everybody around us, and by the time I got up here the horse was already on the ground," said Jamie Samoyliczc.
"The horse was laying down, and the way he was positioned, and the hill being as steep as it was, he was never going to get any footing," said Sheena Cox.
We spoke with the manager for Shamrock Carriages. He confirms it was his horse. This isn't the first time we've done a story with the company.
In May 2016, Cleveland 19 reported an uproar over a chained horse outside the shamrock stables downtown with no bedding or water in sight.
At the time, owner Pete Leneghan said the horse is never there more than 10 or 15 minutes, while workers clean its stall.
Sunday, the manager says despite how bad the pictures look, and he admits they are horrifying, he stresses to me that the horse is ok.
"Tell everyone the horse is ok." The manager says no passengers in the carriage were injured.
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A petition is going around to ban horse-drawn carriages in Cleveland.
Back in November of 2014 Cleveland 19's Carl Monday did an investigation about horses in Downtown Cleveland.