Bleeding horse at Assateague grazing way to good health after striking vehicle

Bleeding horse at Assateaque Island park

Bleeding horse at Assateaque Island park

 

Bleeding horse at Chincoteague

07/30/2014  — At approximately 5 pm on Monday, a horse was hit by a vehicle on Bayside Drive. The people who hit the horse went directly to the ranger station to report it.
They said that a group of horses ran out of the shrubs and crossed the road. They immediately applied their brakes, but N2BHS-AG (Joy) was struck in his chest with the cooler rack that was attached to the front of the vehicle. Immediately after the incident, he was bleeding heavily, but within the hour he had rounded up his mares and was back to grazing. 

On Tuesday morning, N2BHS-AG was grazing with his mares, marking stud piles and wandering around the campground. The gash on his chest is in a position where it will continue to drain well as it heals. We will monitor N2BHS-AG in the coming days and weeks.

In this instance, the visitors were traveling slowly when they saw the horses. They were able to slow down enough that it probably prevented a much more serious injury to the horse. Please! We cannot emphasize enough the need to not only drive slowly around the horses, but to remain completely aware of your surroundings at all times. Just as with deer crossing the road, where there is one horse, expect another.

 

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