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A horse engaged in production Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power He died on the set of the Prime Video series in the UK last week.
“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a production horse on March 21,” said an Amazon Studios spokesperson. “The accident occurred in the morning while the horse was training before exercises. The trainer was not in costume and had not yet begun filming. Both a veterinarian and an American Humane Society representative were present at the time. An independent autopsy confirmed that the horse died of heart failure.”
According to sources, more than 30 horses were used in the show that day, which was put on by The Devil’s Horsemen, which has worked on TV series and movies such as Wonder Woman, Justice League, Transformers: The Last Knight, Game Of Thrones And the crownAccording to the company’s website. It is the first known fatality of a horse in the company’s 50-year history, which is owned by horse owners Daniel and Camilla Nabrus and their father Gerard, who are based in Buckinghamshire and operate in Europe.
The sources said the horse that died was standing with about 20 other horses when it suffered a heart attack. The other horses started training at that time while the group the horse in question was with was standing by. According to the Daily Mail, the horses were prepared for the battle scene.
After the horse collapsed, everyone was told to leave for 30-45 minutes while the carcass was removed. After that work resumed, sources told Deadline.
This is a new horse resource for rings of power which moved production from New Zealand to the United Kingdom after the first season.
Whereas deaths in put horses rarely occur. Last summer, a horse collapsed and died while filming on location for HBO’s Gilded Age. Such deaths have fueled controversy over the use of animals in filming, with advocacy groups pushing for visual effects to be used instead.
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