When a horse’s hoof falls out of a harness and falls onto its owner’s head, it’s usually because of a lack of protection.
But the story of a donkey named Hoggie that fell out of her hooves after it was accidentally placed in the front seat of a car in Texas is a new one that may have the potential to help prevent other horses from falling out of harnesses in the future.
The story, published by the Dallas Morning News, began with a story from the American Society for Testing and Materials in Animal Health (ASTM) on May 30, 2016.
It reported that a horse in the Dallas area had suffered a broken leg.
According to ASTM, the horse had been placed in a harness in the backseat of a Jeep Wrangler.
It was supposed to be the first time a horse had ever fallen out of such a harness, but Hoggies hooves were missing, leaving the horse with a leg that needed replacing.
Hoggie was found to be in good health.
But on May 31, a veterinarian who had performed the surgery on Hoggys left her in the car for about 20 minutes while she went through an examination.
That veterinarian, Dr. Mark Sorensen, said that Hoggy had been in the vehicle for less than an hour when it happened, and that she did not feel a need to go back in.
The horse’s condition was not as bad as what it was in Texas, but there were several factors that led to the accident.
The car had been stopped for a safety inspection, and the driver was not wearing a harness.
The owner was not a veterinarian, and Hoggi’s hoove had not been removed from her harness.
She did not wear a protective covering.
And there was another problem that was not apparent at the time: Hoggig’s hooved were falling out.
According for ASTM:The horse had broken four of its five legs, which was what led to its being put in the Jeep Wranglers backseat.
The other one broke, leaving Hogging’s hind leg dangling over the driver’s side of the vehicle.
As a result, Hoggsie had no way of knowing that she had suffered an injury when her hoof fell out, nor did she know how to get it fixed.
Huggie’s owner, Karen Lee, was concerned about the horse’s safety, so she contacted the ASTM.
“I think we needed to do something,” she said.
“It’s not just that we can’t have people fall out.”
As the investigation continued, the AS TM learned that Huggie was a registered horse.
So the organization contacted Texas A&M University, the owners of the Jeep and a local horse trainer.
Lee said that they both spoke to the owner and tried to get Hoggis hoof and hoof cover removed.
It didn’t happen.
“She said, ‘Oh, I have to do it because of my husband, he’s going to get sick and he’s worried about me,'” Lee told ABC News.
“And he said, I’ve never had to do anything like that before.'”
She and the trainer took photos of the horse in its harness and told the owner.
“She said she couldn’t do it, because of her husband,” Lee said.
The trainer agreed, but Lee said the horse kept asking for her to put it back in its hoof.
“He wanted to come back in and fix it, but I said, we’re not going to fix it.
So he took off his harness and I put him in the chair and put him on his hooves, and he came back in.”
But it was too late.
Lee’s horse, who was also in the middle of an examination, died.
“The horse was not going anywhere,” Lee told the ABC.
“There was no way she was going to walk around with it hanging on her leg.”
She said the AS Mottons vet and trainer tried to help.
They told her that they would do anything they could to help the horse, and she said that the trainer even asked Hoggidge’s owner to come down and take care of the animal.
But Lee said she was worried that the owner was too concerned about her horse.
The ASTM called the owners and told them that they could remove the harness if they wanted to, but they said they could not do it without Hoggichie’s permission.
“That was pretty scary, especially for me because I had her,” Lee recalled.
“But I said OK, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sorensens plan to try and get his horse in his own car next week, so Lee is hoping that the situation can be resolved soon.
“We’re all waiting to see how that goes,” Lee added.
“Hopefully, I can get it in the next couple of weeks.”
Hoggies owners, however, are not so