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  1. #1
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    Default Horse survives being thrown from trailer - trailer rear ended

    Wow-you may be driving OK but other people....!

    http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/A...210692621.html


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    OMG. How fast was that van driver going??
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    I thought it was encouraging to know this could happen but have a good outcome.


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    That happened to a friend many years ago, a cowboy going to help the neighbors one dawn, pulling his trailer with his horse in it.
    A big semi hit them from behind, said he never did see them.
    How do you miss seeing a pickup and 16' white stock trailer with a dark horse in it, with lights on all over it?

    The pickup and trailer were sent spinning and landed on the side in the barditch.
    The friend was taken to the hospital with a concussion, lacerated spleen and such kinds of injuries, the horse was thrown out of the trailer and just bruised and was fine later.

    You really can't help it, some times, accidents just happen to you.

    Glad that the driver and horse were ok there.



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    Holy crap! I'm another one who'd love to know how fast the van driver was going. The condition of the trailer is scary. Anyone know the brand of the trailer?



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    MyssMyst, you took the words right out of my mouth. Holy crap. Got to love Lexington though...two equine vets saw the accident.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


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    Ugh, my farrier and I were just talking about idiot drivers yesterday. He pulls a small trailer with his equipment in it and it's unbelievable how stupid people are when you're hauling. I haul quite a bit and while I'm comfortable with my own driving I'm constantly paranoid about the other drivers on the road. I hope the horse owner/trailer drive sues the hell out of that idiot can driver.


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    Other drivers are my one big fear every time I haul. I feel lucky to get away with not getting hit most of the time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeMorgan View Post
    Wow-you may be driving OK but other people....!

    http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/A...210692621.html
    Incredible! Yup God Was looking down on them both, Everyone in fact.
    Kirby is adorable, and looks like other than some scratches he will be fine, 2 vets happened by. WOW. I cannot believe he was not tore up from that trailer alone. And the miracle that he was not hit! ~Sniff~
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.


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    This reminds me why I get panic attacks driving my rig on the highway when some semi comes up behind me doing 85 and jake-brakes at the last second.

    Scotty said it best: "Ye canna' change the laws of physics, Captain!"

    Let's hear it for Kirby and the 2 vets in the right place at the right time!


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    Wow, that's one lucky horse! Glad this story had a happy ending!


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    Someone was looking out for everyone involved. Such a miracle.

    Love Kirby's calm demeanor after that ordeal. Beautiful horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmytbs View Post
    Love Kirby's calm demeanor after that ordeal.
    And the fact that he walked onto the trailer that was brought to take him from the scene is totally amazing....


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwoodsRider View Post
    And the fact that he walked onto the trailer that was brought to take him from the scene is totally amazing....
    Practically all horses in a trailer wreck walk right back into another trailer, if they were doing so before the wreck.

    That is because horses are not good at understanding being in the trailer was part of what happened.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Practically all horses in a trailer wreck walk right back into another trailer, if they were doing so before the wreck.

    That is because horses are not good at understanding being in the trailer was part of what happened.
    Makes sense.


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    Holy cow. Although, only in Lexington would your equine accident happen to be witnessed by a vet from R&R, who pulls over and jumps out, ROFL!!

    The shots of the trailer made me cringe -- that much damage from a minivan (not an RPG, how fast WAS she driving?) and sliding on asphalt just reaffirms my insistence on heavy steel trailers. Watching the workers pick up shards of aluminum that were torn like foil, eesh! I'd be curious to know if there was at least a decent steel frame or not. There are no guarantees, but as someone already, brilliantly, said, -- canna change the laws of physics (or materials!).

    When all is said and done, they are fortunate indeed to not have any major injuries, too often it ends in carnage.


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    Well the speed limit on that highway is 75 so you can only imagine how fast she was going


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    I get SO angry just thinking about how inconsiderate the ignorant ones drive around rigs. These selfish people in their little 4 cylinder soda cans don't have a clue. I can spot a stupid driver literally a mile in front of me and predict what her/his next move will be. Years of hauling have completely ruined my faith in humanity.

    I hope that selfish woman had the daylights scared out of her.

    "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester


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    If anybody hears anything through the grapevine about if this person gets a new truck and trailer out of this, please let us know. They sure should.

    Godawful!



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    Horrific. Kirby has one heck of an angel looking out for him!


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