May 22, 2000
Cruelty to Horses on LOTR
"Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne has been busy
dealing with accusations of cruelty to horses, rebutting claims that one broke its back
during a trick, and that another was put down after attempts to change its colour with
preoxide. Nor is it true that Liv Tyler is so scared of horses that one was shot for its
skin to be put over a "contraption". "She`s no horsewoman," says
Osborne. "So we made a contraption. But we bought the hide..."
Word on the street says that the one of the horses was sold
to the knackers, and they purchased the hide back.