A technique for horse
euthanasia where two ropes
are looped around the lame horse
and are then tied to two healthy horses. The healthy horses gallop in opposite directions
at full speed. The ropes become
taught and decapitate the lame horse
"In the mid-nineteenth century, the horse pull was the preferred
way to discard a lame
horse. During the peak of its popularity, the entire
farm would come to watch the horse pull. Occasionally, people from nearby towns would join too."
- John Hammersmith, "The American Wild West, Unveiled"