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  • Tds transport horse
  • Angel preston horse

 
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    07-26-2011, 10:40 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Poor Baby

Someone posted this on my fb wall today. Thought I'd share.




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RESCUED AFTER HAVING HER FRONT LEG BARBARICALLY AMPUTATED WITHOUT ANESTHESIA, ANGEL IS BROUGHT BACK TO MICHIGAN OVERCOMING ALL OBSTACLES BESTOWED UPON HER. HER NEXT HURDLE IS A LIFE SAVING SURGERY, 1500 MILES FROM HOME. I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN FOR HER, SHE WILL COME BACK TO ME IN 4 WEEKS TO FULLFILL HIS PLAN "TO INSPIRE OTHERS" GODSPEED MY SWEET ANGEL!!!
UPDATE: ON JULY 4, 2011 ANGEL WAS 200 MILES FROM SHERIDAN WYOMING WHEN THE TRANSPORTER (ANTHONY STOUT-TDS HORSE TRANSPORT) FAILED TO SECURE THE REAR DOORS OF THE SEMI AND MY SWEET ANGEL FELL OUT THE BACK OF THE SEMI. SHE IS TRUELY AN ANGEL NOW. A TRAGEDY THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED!!!!!

More info:
@[100000689053971:Angel Preston] was the 3 legged horse that was a client of Kelly's. Her owner trusted her to TDS Horse Transport, Gladstone, VA. The horse died in their care due to a stupid accident. The door was left unfastened on the back of the semi horse trailer. Angel fell out at some point, 200 miles from her destination in Sheridan, WY where she was due to have surgery on her stump. The driver drove 80 miles before he realized anything was wrong and back tracked. In the mean time Angel laid on the road until a sheriff came along and put her down. The driver didn't contact the owner for over 24 hrs, until she called to ask why he hadn't arrived yet. The owner of Angel was told by her lawyer to get the story out, to see if anyone has any information on how to help her get restitution. Any ideas? Angel was known to many because of her situation, and her owner is devastated, of course. It's one thing to lose a horse during surgery to complications, but she never got that far. Simple negligence, the driver neglected to check his trailer door at a truck stop, even though he noted kids hanging around the back of the trailer. As the former owner of a moving company, I know you always walk around your transport to check that all doors are secure. Even more so with live cargo.
Taken from: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh....php?p=5738484
     
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    07-26-2011, 11:13 PM
  #2
Started
That made me cry. Especially when she was running around the field in the beginning. That little girl had so much fire and so much spirit! What a darling little angel she was, is, and forever will be.

Out of anger- How the H3!! Do you not notice a trailer door pop open and a horse fall out! I mean really. This poor little girl would still be here if not for the negligence of some guy! I have only been pulling a trailer for 9 months and the very first time I did and still do I feel every almost movement. Before we go I double, sometimes triple check EVERYTHING. But seriously how do you NOT feel the sudden weight change....or how do you NOT hear the door banging, or how do you NOT see the door open. The little angel would still be here if not for him. And then to not tell the owner for 24 hours, now that is BS.

Ugh I'm sorry for the outburst but it is something taht could have EASILY been prevented!

Rest In Peace little angel, I'm sure you'll bring joy to those you meet in the heavenly pasture in the sky.
     
    07-26-2011, 11:15 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I agree. It made me cry. Especially since I have a Gypsy X Haflinger and her name is Angel.
     
    07-27-2011, 01:40 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
I thought that there was another person on this forum who mentioned that very hauling company and said they would never use them. I could be wrong about the name, but something about that strikes a bell. Anyone remember the thread? Someone was asking for recommendations on a horse hauler.

I wonder if I am remembering correctly (something I often doubt)

Anyway, that is really a sad story. What an amazing animal . She was so accepting of everything and so loved. I , too, am teary eyed.
     
    07-27-2011, 01:53 AM
  #5
Yearling
This made me cry I can't believe after all she had already been through, the transporting company failed to get her where she needed to be and then didn't realize for 80 miles, that anything was wrong. She sounds like an amazing little survivor to survive as long as she did.
     
    08-05-2011, 09:06 PM
  #6
Yearling
That made me cry! That poor girl, I hope the driver always remembers what he did and suffers for it!!!
     
    08-05-2011, 09:07 PM
  #7
Yearling
Sorry that sounded bad didnt it? I mean I bet it'll be hard for him to live with that thought and so it should be, he was careless about the door.
     
    08-05-2011, 09:27 PM
  #8
Showing
There was a thread about this horse in the Memorials section.
I'm sorry for the owner's loss, but I am very torn about the entire situation to be honest.
     
    08-05-2011, 09:31 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I honestly would have put her down. You can tell she had a lot of trouble getting around and it put a lot of pressure on the other front leg (which was obvious at the end of the video). Not to mention that but she was only about 2 (I think) she still had a lot of growing to do. That's a lot of weight for a prosthetic and her other front leg. But it's still sad that she had to die the way she did. It's sad that her front leg got cut off in the first place.
     
    08-05-2011, 09:56 PM
  #10
Showing
I would have too, ShutUpJoe.
     

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