Watch: Sikh groom thrown off drugged horse during wedding procession

A Sikh groom's wedding plans went horribly off track when the horse he was riding, allegedly fed on marijuana, became spooked and threw the man off its back outside a Surrey temple in British Columbia.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015, 20:59 PM IST
Watch: Sikh groom thrown off drugged horse during wedding procession

Toronto: A Sikh groom's wedding plans went horribly off track when the horse he was riding, allegedly fed on marijuana, became spooked and threw the man off its back outside a Surrey temple in British Columbia.

In a video of the incident posted on YouTube, the horse seems uncomfortable the moment the groom climbs on him last Saturday and circles around its handler several times with the groom on its back.

The horse eventually bolted from its handler and tossed the groom off its back. The groom, who has not been named, lost his turban in the fall but escaped unhurt and was able to remount the horse and ride to the wedding ceremony.

The horse's owner however claimed that the horse has done several weddings and she has always been perfect.

"I do not know what happened," the owner was quoted as saying by the CBC news.

Meanwhile, a second video of the incident has emerged on YouTube, where a passerby is seen feeding the horse which he claimed was weed.

The man shooting the video and narrating says: "He's going to go feed the horse some weed ... He just gave the horse weed."

Local authorities have launched an animal cruelty investigation into the incident.