We’ve heard of breaking in a horse, but we’ve never heard of anyone breaking a horse, until now.
A woman named Patty Parker is angry with “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel for allegedly riding Parker’s horse so hard that she broke the poor thing.
Parker is now suing Deschanel over the matter, reports TMZ.
The lawsuit, obtained by the website, claims that Deschanel, who competes in horse events, paid $13,000 last year to lease a horse from Parker named Literati.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Parker claims that the contract stipulated that Deschanel not overwork the horse, meaning “no more than 3 jumping lessons per week.”
But Parker alleges that when Deschanel returned the horse it was “injured and unusable” and in need of serious medical help. Now she wants the actress to pay the vet bills to treat him.
No word from Deschanel’s camp yet but we imagine that she’s bridling at the charge.