Vehicle/Carriage Wagon Damage


As a carriage wagon carrying 10 passengers was leaving the barn and heading south on Anson Street, a bolt fell from the D-Ring shackle bolt on the left side trace chain, causing the leather trace to swing freely. The trace connects the harness to the carriage wagon. The free left trace caused the singletree to swing freely, making contact with the horse’s leg. The horse spooked and bolted down Anson Street to North Market with the carriage in tow. As the horse turned to the right on North Market, the carriage wagon ran into a stationary red Nissan car. Then the left shaft broke and the carriage wagon hit a bollard in front of Market Building B causing the carriage wagon to stop. The horse fell to his hocks causing abrasions on the right and left legs. The police and emergency service came to the scene. Three passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The horse was examined by the equine manager and then taken to the Old South farm and a vet was called to check the horse. The horse sustained superficial scrapes to his lower legs and was to rest at the farm.


A carriage wagon with 11 passengers and driven by a driver in training (with a regular driver) was stopped at the “gate” waiting to a medallion. The horse became spooked by a trash truck and began turning right into the sidewalk. The equine manager grabbed the halter to keep the horse off the sidewalk. The horse then took a step backwards and the right front step of wagon hit the trash truck as it was passing. The driver got off to check the horse who was OK but the hames had popped off the collar and it was put back in place.

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