Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's high heels have been blamed for her recent horse attack.

While taping the second season of her reality show The Simple Life with best pal Nicole Richie in Florida, Hilton was rushed to hospital after being thrown to the ground by a horse she was riding - while wearing stilettos.

But the incident, which took place on 19 March (04), could have been avoided if the 23-year-old had been wearing more appropriate footwear, according to eyewitness REX HINKLE.

Hinkle tells America's US WEEKLY, "Paris was wearing these big heels and kicked the horse right in the ribs. If you kicked me in the ribs, I would have done the same."

29/03/2004 11:18