Sallee On the Road, Barely

Robert Maxwell, owner of Sallee Van company in Lexington, said generators are keeping the phones, lights, and a little heat on in the office, but downed trees are keeping larger trucks in the parking lot.

"We can’t get the big trucks off the lot because of trees down everywhere around the office, said Maxwell, but we have some of the smaller vans out. We’re parking them at the Ryder truck place."

Maxwell said a lot of the breeding sheds aren’t open because of power outages and inaccessible roads, so there isn’t much call for breeding transportation right now. As for emergency transportation, Maxwell said, "If I can get the small van in and out of the farm, we’ll go get them."

One of the problems with taking out the vans that are available is that ice-laden limbs are hanging low over country roads, and those limbs could either damage the vans or drop and injure people or horses in the vans, said Maxwell.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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