Texas Man Saves a Horse, Rides Him Home in a Chevy Truck!

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Chevrolet Silverado with Horse Circa March 2019

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.

Chevrolet Silverado with Horse

“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.

Chevrolet Silverado with Horse

“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.”

Chevrolet Silverado with Horse

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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