Two of the Household Cavalry horses that ran loose in London on Wednesday, April 24, morning are said to be in a "serious condition".

It comes as Defence Minister James Cartlidge spoke to Sky News on the incident telling the broadcaster: "There were five horses. They have all been recovered.

"Three of them are fine, two of them are unfortunately in a relatively serious condition and obviously, we will be monitoring that condition."

Later adding: "They are in a serious condition, but as I understand, still alive."

The Minister also shared that the two horses being cared for are called Vida and Quaker.

News Shopper: One horse colliding with a black taxi. One horse colliding with a black taxi. (Image: PA)

Escaped horses said to be in 'serious condition'

The incident on Wednesday saw a number of horses run wild across London after it was believed they were spooked by building work.

As Lieutenant Colonel Matt Woodward, commanding officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, took to X, formerly Twitter to share: "This morning, a small group of horses were spooked by construction works on a quiet side road where building materials were dropped from height next to them."

The loud noises scared the horses seeing them throw the servicemen off and escape running towards oncoming traffic.

News Shopper: Four people were injured by the incident. Four people were injured by the incident. (Image: PA)

A witness said that one man was 'screaming in pain' as he lay on the floor outside the Clermont Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria.

On Fleet Street, another man was seen lying on the ground as the horses were seen galloping away.

Four people had injuries in three separate locations across central London but were all treated.


Escaped blood-covered horses contained as person heard ‘screaming in pain’

One horse was seen covered in blood after it was believed it hit a car, while another horse collided with a double-decker bus smashing the front window.

The horses were all safely contained and looked after as an Army spokesperson previously said: "A number of military working horses became loose during routine exercise this morning. All of the horses have now been recovered and returned to camp. 

“A number of personnel and horses have been injured and are receiving the appropriate medical attention.”