Carriage Horse Collapses After Being Spooked By Truck In Charleston

Photo from the scene where a carriage horse collapsed Friday morning in Charleston, South Carolina after being spooked by a cement truck. (Photo Courtesy: WCBD)
Photo from the scene where a carriage horse collapsed Friday morning in Charleston, South Carolina after being spooked by a cement truck. (Photo Courtesy: WCBD)

Charleston, SC (WCBD) – Friday morning, a carriage horse collapsed in downtown Charleston after being spooked by a cement truck.

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Officials have maintained that the incident was not heat-related.

Old South Carriage Company confirmed that 11 people were aboard the carriage when the horse fell. No injuries have been reported.

A veterinarian arrived around 11:00 a.m. and gave the horse IV fluids. Several people assisted the horse in rolling over to drink water.

A harness was place underneath the horse to lift it up. Around 12:15 p.m. the horse was lifted and was standing on its own again.

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