Question - when a trailer goes over like that. How the heck do you get the horses out. Somehow that trailer had to be righted - yes? and then the horses out. I'm sure the horses must be totally freaking out. If that was a slant load, are those horses effectively on their heads? I would be so terrified of having a wreck like that.
I suspect the trailer might have come off the ball before it went over. That would lead to it ramming off to one side and unbalancing enough to go over. It for sure would take the truck off to the side like that.
Had to be one hell of a shock for the driver when that happened.
And my ex-dh didn't understand when I flipped out after he forgot to lock the ball, and I had an itchy feeling on the back of my neck and checked about .5 mile down the road, before some super steep hills. Yikes.
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I have to wonder regarding them being cut off, if you look at the pics it looks like they were on a one lane ramp? I don't know though I don't know that area and I wasn't there so maybe I am off base with that. Regardless stuff like this scares the crud out of me and I hope humans and horses are ok.
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Ugh, that is seriously the stuff of nightmares! So glad that both horses are doing well. I am also amazed that horses can go through something like that and walk right back on a trailer. They really are pretty amazing creatures! A friend of mine already jokes that I'm obsessive about checking, double checking, triple checking the hitch, doors, chains, etc...just seeing these pictures will make me even more obsessive. It's always a little scary to put an animal that size in a box that you pull around behind you.