Date of Incident: August 17, 2023

Name of Company: Old South

Code: Horse/Mule Related, Runaway, Bodily Injury, Carriage Wagon/Vehicle, Equipment Failure, Property 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.