Bud, a 7-year old horse at Palmetto Carriage Works, decided to lay down during one of the last tours of the day on Labor Day. Bud was able to rise on his own once unhooked from the carriage and easily walked back to the barn. He was immediately examined by a veterinarian from Edisto Equine Clinic where he was given a clean bill of health.
“His physical exam was within normal limits and there is only a small superficial abrasion on the outside of the left knee,” said Dr. Deidre Huff, a veterinarian and owner of Edisto Equine Clinic.
Bud is fine and has been cleared by the veterinarian for full work with no restrictions.
“We’re pleased to hear that Bud has been given a clean bill of health by the veterinarian after he decided to lay down during yesterday’s tour,” said Tommy Doyle, President of C.A.R.E.S and Manager of Palmetto Carriage Works. “We take all incidents very seriously and thankfully yesterday’s was very minor.”
Palmetto Carriage Works and the other members of the Charleston Carriage Association for Responsible Equine Safety (C.A.R.E.S) are committed to providing safe environments for the horses to work in and will continue seeking veterinary consultation, especially when incidents happen.