Tuesday, April 10, 2007Carriage Accident
I was reading some headlines and came across the horse drawn carriage accident that happened in Indianapolis on Easter Sunday. My husband and I at one time operated a carriage company to help supplement our horse addiction. I really enjoyed working with our horses and we were very fortunate to not have any accidents. Most people that do this type of work will tell you that its usually not a horse or drivers fault when accidents happen. Kids have no problem with setting off firecrackers or shooting a slingshot at you and adults aren’t very courteous to a horse and carriage on a public road when they are in their automobiles. Add to that the cost of insurance, which tripled over 4 years. When we got the last premium increase we choose to quit rather than continue. Even now when we go to parades and shows it is becoming more common for a event organizer to require a rider on a minimum 1.5 million dollar insurance liability policy which just goes to show you why we see fewer and fewer horses at fairs, shows and parades across the country. It’s a shame but that’s unfortunately the facts.