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Los Angeles Rogue horse update: Runaway horses spooked by backfire?

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Update: The Los Angeles rogue horse-induced stampede was likely caused by a loud speaker or a tractor backfiring. Police in Burbank say that Saturday's freak accident at a Southern California equestrian center involving a runaway horse, which injured six people, did not result in any loss of life, citing an NBC Los Angeles news report on the matter.

Just before noon in Los Angeles, a horse went rogue and caused a ruckus as a group of riders were making their way back to the stables. People were thrown off their saddles by other horses as if by a chain reaction.

I saw my kids fall off the horses, being dragged, my 6-year-old twins," said Megan, who witnessed the stampeding horses.

The Los Angeles rogue horse incident left three adults and three minors injured, all of whom were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Luckily, the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Vicki, another rider, who broke her wrist and suffered a fractured rib shared this about the ordeal:

They were coming every which direction, and they were telling us pull back on the horse, but the horses were just going up in the air and everybody starting falling, and I fell. All of a sudden I'm on the ground; I'm trying to curl in a ball because I didn't know if the horses were going to go over top of me."

She said a lone horse got loose in the rear of the pack and began running towards the front, broad-siding other horses along the way. Moreover, she believes the group was too large for the trail and the injuries were due to a dense crowd of riders.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the Los Angeles rogue horse incident was probably caused by a loudspeaker from a nearby rehearsal at the equestrian center or from the sound of a backfiring tractor on the property.

This story is developing.

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