On Wednesday, June 16, eight Saddlebred horses were able to escape from a burning trailer after the truck pulling the trailer was involved in an accident caused by an earthquake.
While driving and pulling a trailer of Saddlebred horses along a California highway, en route from Houston, Texas to a horse show in California, Dan Flowers – Saddlebred trainer and owner of Miracle Farm in Houston – was involved in an accident caused by an earthquake, which resulted in the trailer catching fire.
Flowers, along with his two assistants, are okay following the incident, and of the nine horses aboard the trailer, Flowers was able to safely remove eight, six of which arrived safely at the show, and two of which were treated for burns at a nearby clinic. Tragically, however, one horse was lost in the accident.
A majority of the tack equipment was lost as a result of the accident and the ensuing fire, and a fund has been established by the Texas American Saddle Horse Association (TASHA) for anyone who may be interested in making donations to assist in the replacement of equipment.
Donations can be made to the following address:
TASHA c/o Jean Huffstickler 3104 Edloe Suite 202 Houston, TX 77027
For more information or questions about donations, contact Jean Huffstickler at JHuffstick@aol.com.