Featured Image Credit: Palmetto Carriage Works
Around 10 am yesterday morning, a carriage mule belonging to Palmetto Carriage Works tripped and fell while on duty. We’re all a little clumsy sometimes; it’s just the way it is!
“Sometimes horses and mules can trip just like you or I,” said Tommy Doyle, General Manager at Palmetto Carriage Works, “We are taking all proper precautions and making sure Matilda is thoroughly looked over by a licensed vet. We expect that she will receive a clean bill of health.”
After her fall, Matilda remained on the ground for several minutes, just as she and all her other co-workers are trained to do. Carriage mules and horses are trained to lay on the ground until their driver completely removes their harness, making sure it’s not tangled and could cause possible injury.
Palmetto Carriage Works posted a video on their Facebook shortly after Matilda returned to the Big Red Barn. She’s uninjured, completely unphased by the event and back in her stall munching on a snack.
This morning, PCW posted another video of Matilda receiving a clean bill of health from the vet. We’re glad she’s doing great and can get back to what she loves doing!