Texas Man Saves a Horse, Rides Him Home in a Chevy Truck!
Whoa, Bessie! Check out the load this beastly, unstoppable Chevy truck Is haulin’!
There are lots of things you can haul in the back of a Silverado. Hay bales. Several bags of mulch. A pair of motorcycles. A mountain of gravel. A toolbox. All those things can be safely carried in the stock bed without a hitch.
A saddled, full-grown horse, on the other hand, shouldn’t ride in the bed of a Silverado. But that didn’t stop one Texas man from doing so, and according to Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV, it was all captured on Facebook.
“This is considered redneck country,” said Kerry Green Costello. “Even the simple horseman would have never done that. That’s money. That’s value to them.”
Costello was driving around the small town of Corrigan, Texas March 9 when she caught sight of the the saddled horse riding in the back of the owner’s Silverado, tied to the cab with a single rope, back hooves on the edge of the bed where a tailgate once was.
“Anybody who knows anything about horses knows they have embedded in their mind a fight or flight response,” Costello said. “(I thought) anything spooks this horse, (and it’s) a danger to this horse, this driver, the other people on the road and me and my husband and our two 5-year-olds in our car. This could have been a very dangerous situation.”
According to Costello, this wasn’t the first time the owner’s hauled his horse in back of his Silverado, though the truck did have its tailgate back then. This time, the Corrigan Police Department took control of the situation.
As for what the owner was doing in the first place, Corrigan PD says he was taking his horse to his job at the Fort Worth Stockyards, according to Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV. However, the truck he used to haul the horse trailer was busted, so this was the Silverado ride was the next best thing.
The horse, worth $15,000, did make it through the 230-mile trek to Fort Worth. That said, we hope the owner fits a fifth wheel onto his Silverado, just in case his other truck is in the shop.