Hi John and Doves,
Spoely - thanks for that weird story. Your post:
I have been trying to get more information regarding the Newbury
horses but there's just silence, so far. I'm sure this is because they
simply can't figure out what the heck happened. The experts, on the
day, were explaining away the fact that no humans, also in the ring and
close to the affected horses, were affected. A few theories are that
the horses had steel plates (shoes) and were, therefore, more
susceptible. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't it a fact that, if
you are touching someone or something, whilst they are being
electrocuted, it affects you the same way? You will also suffer the
same electricity. The stable lads were actually holding the reins of
these horses when they went down. They reported feeling electric shocks
coming off the horses, when they were down, but had not felt the shocks
when they were holding the reins and the horses started kicking out.
The so-called electric shocks were enough to kill these horses but not
the other horses who had been spooked. I find the whole thing very
bizarre and would love to hear from an expert on electricity and how
this might be explained.
Hope you find out the names of those horses, Spoely.