Horse From Miami Beach Club Has Peacefully Retired, Owner Says

A white horse that caused controversy when a video of it being paraded around a Miami Beach nightclub surfaced earlier this month is trading the dance floor for a quiet life at a private barn, the club owner said Wednesday.

The city shut down the Mokai Lounge in South Beach after a video showing a bikini-clad woman riding the horse onto a crowded dance floor surfaced. In the video, the horse is visibly scared.

The club was permitted to reopen this week after meeting several conditions with the city, including paying $12,000 in fines.

Roman Jones, the owner of the Mokai Lounge, said he went a step further to make amends. He bought the white horse and renamed her Hope.

"I purchased her and am boarding her at a private barn with other horses where she could be loved, bathed, dewormed, well fed and looked over by a vet," Jones said in an Instagram post. "She will live out her days happily, and hopefully helping children with therapeutic interaction as she loves children."

Jones plans to keep people updated about Hope in the coming weeks through his Instagram page.

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