A horse pulling tourists on a caleche on the streets of Old Quebec had to be put down Tuesday night.

A veterinarian was called to the scene after the animal collapsed in its tracks due to dehydration and exhaustion. It was suffering heart failure and could not be resuscitated.

The ten-year-old horse had pulled tourists through the old town on five caleche rides in the high heat.

It had been pulling carts for four years.