Does a horse die?

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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Renjuro
**With as few spoilers as possible**

Horse deaths are implied or off screen. For what it’s worth, the main characters of the film go to great lengths to protect/rescue their horses once they understand what’s happening.

One character considers the horses disposable, but their plan fails and the horse survives.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
293
No
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Anonymous
Specifically, I think one gets beheaded. It's considered in poor taste by the onlookers, but it happens.
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
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user18530
In the very first episode of The Walking Dead, the horse that Rick rides to Atlanta is eaten by walkers. Then, in season 5, Daryl and Aaron are outside of Alexandria and a horse named Buttons is also eaten.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
223
No
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Anonymous
A horse commits suicide by jumping off a bridge onscreen.

Multiple members of Bojack's family (father, uncle, grandparents) have died offscreen before the series starts.
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
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Bzzngbea
S1
 E1
As Ellie is riding away from the group of men her horse is shot from underneath her. It's particularly sad since she was just giving it water the scene before. :(

They also end up eating the horse.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
Season 2 - Episode 8
Video Game • 2009 Report
Yes
180
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Nebulacat
Horses feature, and like dogs and cats, they *can* die, but they can be prevented from dying.
Video Game Report
Yes
166
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spice_n_sugar
Some horses get killed in action.
Book Report
Yes
163
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Anonymous
A horse is killed by the impact of a meteor, and her flank is used to make a bib for a baby (For whatever reason)
Anime • 2009 Report
Yes
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itsnattyps
Also in the second season a horse is thrown and sadly squished
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
113
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CourtneyMcGaha
Characters are ambushed and their horse is shot in the head
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
100
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Anonymous
In the newest season, AHS: Apocalypse, a horse dies in the first episode. It was shot in the head.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
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No
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Rockobster
Season 2 - Episode 6 - 4:00 - Roach is critically injured and Gerald mercy kills him. Very sad, such a good horse
Movie • 2002 Report
Yes
97
No
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Michelc1
Horse spooks and jumps off ferryboat. Get shredded by the ferry's propellers. Don't actually see the death, but the blood comes out from under the ferry indicating what happened and it's upsetting.
Anime • 2012 Report
Yes
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CameronWallace
A man jumps out of the body of an exploding horse. I believe the horse dies in the process.
Video Game • 2013 Report
Yes
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hopethishelps
When Ellie runs out to distract people from where Joel is, the horse gets shot in the head.
Video Game • 2011 Report
Yes
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starlyaj
Horses are common in Skyrim and are almost always killable. (You can kill Shadowmere but she respawns at her death place after a while) and in Helgen, a dragon is shown to kill a horse in the middle of the town.
Yes
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Hein van den Ouweland
2 horses are decapitated two-thirds into episode 4
Video Game Report
Yes
87
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megwilton3556
SPOILER: at the end of the game when running from the Pinkertons with John, Your horse will get shot and subsequently die.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
87
No
1
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Anonymous
If you're not super careful you can end up getting the horse you ride one killed(though at one of the fairy fountains your horse can be revived).
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
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0
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
82
No
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Anonymous
In the tunnel created by Sloth at Fort Briggs, horses are killed.
TV Show • 2009 Report
Yes
80
No
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theanonymouswhisperer
A horse dies off screen
Yes
78
No
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16
Not a horse but a donkey does
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
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No
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Ollyarts
There is a line that says “We have resorted to eating our horses”, but the presumed eating of those horses is not shown.
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
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0
StarBot
Remember the beating the dead horse joke?
TV Show • 2013 Report
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Thomas Veil
One of the main characters is a horse veterinarian.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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1
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Krister Jensen
A sick horse is shot in the head in the 1st season.
Movie • 1972 Report
Yes
66
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Anonymous
The act of decapitating the horse is not seen, but it's aftermath is.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
The Valkyries' winged horses are seen falling from the sky under Hela's attack.