Connecticut Supreme Court rules horses are 'naturally vicious'

MILFORD - The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that horses are a "naturally vicious" species.

The ruling means that owners of horses need to take proper precautions to prevent the animal from causing harm to a person.

The decision stems from a 2006 lawsuit filed when a boy was bitten while trying to pet a horse at a Milford farm.

Owners and farmers have said the decision will make horses difficult to insure.

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