Woman Climbs into Horse Carcass

Oh, the weird:

A woman who crawled inside the gutted carcass of a horse and took photos of herself and her boyfriend holding the animal’s organs will not face charges. The woman, 21, told Washington County sheriff’s deputies that she enacted the gruesome scenes in order to “feel one” with the horse, KOIN reported Thursday. In addition to the shot of the woman inside the horse, there is a photo of the couple holding what appears to be the animal’s heart and a shot of the pair holding an unidentified piece of the horse near their mouths as though they are about to eat it.

A more artistic image shows the woman, drenched in blood, standing beside the animal she has just been inside. According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the couple killed the horse with a single rifle shot to the head. They said they intended to kill the horse humanely and to eat it. But the woman’s desire to “feel one” with the horse carcass soon took over.

This is one up on Marion Leval-Jeantet’s May the Horse Live in Me art project (in which the artist had herself injected with horse blood). May I Live in the Horse? These people have problems…

Edited to add: there’s a little more about the horse here. It was 32… The authorities ruled that it had been killed humanely.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Author of The Age of the Horse: an Equine Journey Through Human History and If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession.

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