Two horses that survived a major wreck on Interstate 10 on April 13, have been nursed back to health at Alaqua Animal Refuge.
The crash happened when a tire blew out on the trailer being hauled by Joi Rodriguez, a 58-year-old resident of Norman, Okla. She was headed westbound when her pickup truck and the trailer struck a concrete culvert and overturned.
Nearly a month has passed since the two horses, Utah and GQ, both hunter jumpers, were taken to Alaqua with traumatic injuries. Utah and GQ were the only survivors of the wreck that killed three polo ponies and one warmblood,
Rodriguez is still in the hospital. Some of her friends visited Alaqua on Sunday and told Hood she soon could return to Oklahoma for rehabilitation.
GQ, who belongs to Rodriguez, might eventually be able to return to jumping, but most likely Utah will never be able to jump again.
In the past month, dozens of people have helped care for the two horses.