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post #1 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer rollover

Well, the morning did not start out good, but has ended as a miracle.
My daughter and son in law were hauling both my grandkids horses to town in there two horse trailer. Driving down the road things happened fast. The axle broke, picking the back of the truck up while Jeff was trying to slowly get it back under control. The trailer finally snapped the chains, the pressure pulled it off the ball and the trailer turned totally around in the road, hit the dirt and rolled completely over with both horses inside landing back on the bent rims, right side up. Because the axle broke, the tire was rolling down the road, the trailer was sliding until the axle stuck in the pavement and caused it to come off the ball.
Willard, my grandsons horse, trailer tie let loose and he was being flung around the trailer, while my granddaughters barrle horse, Tippie's tie did not let loose, so she fell with Willard on top of her.
Amazingly enough, both horses are alive. Lots of cuts, skin peeled off, willards back legs are cut up, his hind feet ended sticking out of the broken trailer doors.He also peeled his skin/nose off his skull, so lots of stitches inside his mouth. He also ruptured his neck muscle in the front from hitting the manger, he will have a big "divit" in his neck, but his internal structures are all okay. Both him and Tippi are already eating grass.He has a very swollen nose, looks comical.
Thankfully both horses remained calm until my husband and son in law and others who stopped to help were able to get them on their feet and out of the trailer.
I have a daughter that is alive, a son inlaw that is alive and two horses that should be dead, but are alive. What more could I ask for.
Here are photos of the trailer, will download horse pictures soon.
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post #2 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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OMG that is so scary... so the axle caused this whole problem?? That is scary! << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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post #3 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:09 PM
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So happy that all are alive and well. Here's to some speedy recoveries.
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post #4 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:11 PM
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im so glad everyone is alive and not seriously injured !
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post #5 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, it sheared off at the tire, the tire was gone and the axle finally stuck in the road causing the trailer to roll over...........
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post #6 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:14 PM
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Wow that is sooo scary but glad everyone is ok!

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post #7 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:15 PM
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post #8 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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wow so happy everyone is okay
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post #9 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple of horse photos
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post #10 of 55 Old 08-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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I'm so sorry and so glad that everyone came through it. Please take some pictures in about 6 months, side by side. A lot of folks don't know how well horses heal. Praying for full recoveries for all. =D
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