My husband and I had driven to Tucson (2.5 hours away) with my horse in my 2 horse slant. The plan was to pick up a new purchase and leave my guy at an Equine Therapy facility to learn a new job. Unfortunately, the other horse had some issues in the PPE, so I took Mick and headed home. We stopped quick to pick something up I bought off of Craig's List, and I unloaded Mick to give him water and a break from being in the trailer (it was pretty hot). Before I put him back in, I went to get his hay net to refill and when I stepped back, the floor was squishy and I almost went through!
I pulled up the mats, and found this!
I just had the boards checked at a trailer place AND did an inspection about 2 weeks ago. The floor is matted, but this is where the mats meet, so there would have been NOTHING to prevent him from falling into the hole, which was easily big enough to swallow his whole leg. Still gives me chills to think about!