A horse trailer with a horse inside turned over at FM-1988 West at Sam Loggins Road on Tuesday (09/27/16).
Trailer Turns Over with Horse Inside, GOODRICH, September 27, 2016 - At approximately 5:15 pm on September 27, 2016, Rian Robertson, 29, of Corrigan, was transporting a horse. Robertson was pulling a horse trailer with his pickup and made a right turn off of FM-1988 West onto Sam Loggins road but failed to negotiate it properly. His horse trailer slid down into a drainage ditch. Local good Samaritans saw what was going on and came to help. Additionally, Troopers Chris Cain and Zach Lenderman with the Texas Highway Patrol arrived along with the Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department, and Ronald Bogany with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The horse was laying on his side at the front end of the trailer. Ken's Towing was summoned to get the trailer and horse turned upright. After much tweaking and manipulation of the horse and the trailer, they were able to get the trailer turned upright and, amazingly, the horse sustained NO injuries.
With the trailer turned on it's side, the horse was positioned at the front end of the trailer laying on the side wall.
Ken (and Houdini) with Ken's Towing brought a heavy duty recovery vehicle to assist.
Local Good Samaritans came to assist.
The situation was scary. As the trailer was being turned upright, the horses limbs began protruding from a small side opening in the trailer.
Once the trailer was upright, the men worked to help the massive animal out of the trailer.
Bobby Gokey with the Goodrich Fire Department assisted and advised the entire time. Gokey has worked with horses and cattle for his entire life.
Houdini also assisted.
All's well that ends well. Rian Robertson stands with his uninjured horse.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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