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Accidents/Incidents

Accidents/Incidents2022-11-30T10:37:59-05:00
Horse fallen over on the street while people try to release it from the harness 140+ incidents

Accidents and Incidents

During the time period from January 1, 2016 – July 1, 2022, there have been over 140 carriage industry incidents recorded by the City of Charleston. A number of these violated the law.

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Accidents Since 2016

During the time period from January 1, 2016 – July 1, 2022, there have been over 140 carriage industry incidents recorded by the City of Charleston. A number of these violated the law.

According to City policy, the police are NOT required to be called to the scene of a carriage-related accident/incident. No witnesses are required to give a statement of what they saw. Please be aware that these reports are often filled out by barn managers who are typically not present at the time of the incident/accident or are filled out by drivers of the wagon.

Additionally, the information provided comes from the City of Charleston’s Tourism Department records.

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INCIDENT 144

While on tour on Hassell Street, a horse named Abe slipped and fell. The vet examined Abe and found 2 superficial abrasions on both hockss. The vet recommended cold hosing and giving 2 grams of Bute. Unless there was swelling, Abe could go back to work the next day.

May 17, 2022|Categories: Horse/Mule Related|
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