Statement on Oct. 5 Mule Incident

Matilda in her stall after she received a clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian.

Matilda in her stall after she received a clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian.

Charleston C.A.R.E.S. Statement on Oct. 5 Mule Incident

Charleston, SC - Charleston C.A.R.E.S. (Carriage Association for Responsible Equine Safety) released the following statement in response to a mule slipping during a carriage tour this morning in downtown Charleston.

"We are thrilled that Matilda has received a clean bill of health from a licensed veterinarian after her minor stumble this morning.

Just like people, horses and mules can stumble from time to time. While these incidents are very rare, proper procedures are in place to deal with them when they occur. 

Charleston C.A.R.E.S. prides itself in setting the gold standard for the treatment of carriage horses in the United States and we are pleased that this minor incident was resolved without an injury to either the horses or riders." 

Charleston Carriage Works, Old South Carriage Company, and Palmetto Carriage Works formed Charleston C.A.R.E.S. to promote and advocate for the highest standards of care for horses and mules in Charleston's horse carriage company. These three companies have strict standards that exceed the federal, state and local protection laws to ensure the safety and well being of the horses. 

 

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