Many condolences to the parade participants and spectators in Bellevue, Iowa, this past weekend.
Equestrian drivers and horseback riders know parades can be particularly tricky with horses. Even the calmest mounts (and carriage horses) can be startled by sudden sights and sounds. Tack can break.
Despite the parade horse tragedy in Iowa, countless other parades went off without a hitch (so to speak) this past weekend. Perhaps we can all count our blessings ... each time a parade finishes without incident.
May God bless and comfort the Iowa parade victims and their families.
And let's be careful out there.