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No state agencies regulate horse trailers or require their inspection, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and state departments of Transportation; Agriculture and Consumer Services; Business and Professional Regulation; and Division of Highways and Motor Vehicles.
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Then why are so many people trying to shut us up?
Horse trailer with 3 horses goes over embankment
Jun 29, 2018 Updated 11 hrs ago
Three horses sustained injuries after the trailer they were in went over a 10-15 foot embankment.
At 4:44 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, a truck pulling a horse trailer from Vernonia to Scappoose was driving uphill on Cater Road returning home when the trailer became detached.
According to Scappoose Rural Fire District (SRFD), the safety chains would not hold the weight of the three horses. The trailer went over a 10-15 foot embankment, landing on its side, according to SRFD. The horses were tied up inside and two of them were tangled up with each other, while the third was able to be led out on its own, SRFD reports.
Photo courtesy of Scappoose Rural Fire District
According to SRFD, with help from Grumpy’s Towing, Columbia County Sheriff, Columbia County Animal Control, veterinarians from both Valley Vet and Midway Vet, the two horses were able to be sedated, lifted up from the embankment and safely taken for care.
According to a GoFundMe page set up after the incident, a group of young cowgirls from a local youth horse group in Vernonia were traveling to St. Helens to participate in a Rodeo Committee Fundraising game show when the incident occurred.
hoto courtesy of Scappoose Rural Fire District
“One horse has significant injuries to his eye and leg. The other two horses walked away with lacerations on their legs and heads,” the GoFundMe page reads.
An update was posted to the fundraising page on Thursday, June 28, said that two of the three horses are now home. The three horses are Andy, Copper, and Kahlo.
“The next 3-5 days are critical for Andy. Kahlo is currently resting in a nice comfy stall with lots of hay and water,” Jenn Rau wrote.
Firefighters responded with one medic, one rescue, one brush truck, two support vehicles and 16 personnel including their personnel trained in hope rescue. SRFD was on scene until 9:18 p.m.
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!