STANFORD - A man had to be extracted from his vehicle early this morning after his car hit two horses on U.S. 27, including an 18-hand high draft horse (about six feet).
According to dispatchers, a Percheron and a Percheron-mix belonging to Harold Baker were struck near Fairgrounds Road at 1 a.m. State police, county fire departments and Stanford EMS were on the scene.
Johnny Mayne, 65, was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was discharged several hours later.
Baker said the horses, Patsy and Mary Alice, broke through a fence and were on the roadway. Patsy, the Percheron, was estimated to be worth $10,000.
Both horses were used to pull sleighs in the winter and gave carriage rides to newlyweds on occasion, said Baker. Both horses had to be put down.