Waiting for the City’s report with official details.
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.
Date of Incident: April 23, 2022 Name of Company: Old South Code: Horse/Mule Related A carriage wagon was heading south on State Street and a large truck made Garth (the horse) nervous to pass in close proximity. They decided to U-turn and re-route and when the turn was made, Garth slipped and fell. He tried getting up twice but the tack and shafts [...]
Date of Incident: April 19, 2022 Name of Company: Palmetto Code: Horse/Mule Related A carriage wagon pulled by 2 horses was on tour traveling north on Meeting Street. At Chalmers Street, Misty (one of the horses) started backing up and jackknifing the carriage wagon uncontrollably for no apparent reason. No other details are given for this incident.
Date of Incident: October 17, 2021 Name of Company: Palmetto Carriage Works Code: Horse/Mule Related While on tour, one of two horses pulling a carriage wagon stumbled and fell to the pavement. Company personnel came and unhitched the horses and walked them back to the barn. The passengers got on another carriage wagon to continue the tour. A vet checked the horse that [...]
Date of Incident: September 5, 2021 Name of Company: Palmetto Carriage Works Code: Horse/Mule Related & Property Damage While on tour, a horse named Gandolf stepped on yard trash in the street and was startled, causing the carriage to jackknife. The horse fell to the left and the carriage shaft touched a house at 84 Tradd Street. The horse got back up and [...]
Date of Incident: June 19, 2021 Name of Company: Old South Carriage Company Code: Horse/Mule Related & Runaway & Bodily Injury & Equipment Damage As a carriage wagon on Meeting Street heading north crossed Broad Street, the horse became agitated and started backing up. The wagon driver was thrown off and the horse bolted. The video shows passengers jumping off as someone on [...]
Date of Incident: May 24, 2021 Name of Company: Unknown Code: Horse/Mule Related While on tour on Broad Street, a horse named Prince tripped and stumbled. The Driver pulled over and the horse was fine. The tour was continued and there were no other problems.
Date of Incident: April 22, 2021 Name of Company: Old South Carriage Company Code: Horse/Mule Related While on tour on East Bay Street, the horse stepped sideways and slipped and the carriage wagon jackknifed. The horse regained composure and finished the tour.
Date of Incident: February 16, 2021 Name of Company: Old South Carriage Company Code: Horse/Mule Related The horse was on a training exercise since he had not been working downtown since March 2020. At a street corner, the carriage wagon came up to a garbage truck. The horse spooked and backed up and the wagon went into a jackknife position. The horse tripped [...]