A carriage horse collapsed on a Charleston, SC street yesterday, April 19th, at 3:30 pm. The video below shows firefighters and rescue crews attempting to unhitch the horse and help him stand. The horse, Big John, was already examined by the city’s Equine Manager and will not return to work until he’s cleared by an equine veterinarian. According to Police, Big John slipped and fell while rounding a corner. Charleston Carriage Works owner told Counton2.com, the horse likely tripped on his own feet.
Big John suffered minor scratches and the fall didn’t appear to be heat related. Source, Counton2.com. Do you think horses should be used to pull tourists around the city?
Over 55,000 visitors and residents are calling for the city to ban horse-drawn carriage rides. We are glad that Big John did not suffer major injuries and he is being cared for in the appropriate way. We hope that Big John is enjoying a nice little vacation after the incident with plenty of turn out and green pastures! Share this on Facebook if you a