After a veterinary checkup Wednesday, the owners of Jerry the carriage horse said is he recovering from a bout with colic that caused him to collapse while at work Saturday.
"He's showing good signs," said Annette Overson, co-owner of Carriages for Hire. The company has not set a date for when Jerry will return to work, instead giving him time for some "R&R," Overson said.
A sudden bout of colic caused the 13-year-old horse to collapse at South Temple and State Street on Saturday afternoon. South Mountain Equine veterinarian Lyle Barbour, who is not treating Jerry, said colic usually strikes suddenly in horses and, most of the time, nothing can be done to prevent it.