- Lancaster, PA
Yes, they were all black, and they appeared to be sleeping, so their eyes were closed. I think the military should look into their coat for stealth technology.Visibility at least in the video looked low and the horse appeared to be a black color. Sad day indeed. You can replace a car but not the horse.
I looked on Google Earth today and the farm they came from is just 5200' from where they got hit. I suspect, they wandered off, and then didn't know how to get back. They were all facing roughly the direction of home, but might have been confused. These aren't road horses, they're field horses, so they've probably never been away from the farm before.
They might have been standing around in that same spot for a while because there were a lot of loose mud clods that would have come off their hooves right there.
You're right about the visibility. The headlights were original from 1999, and the idiots that design cars now decided that plastic was a great idea for headlights instead of glass. I had intended to replace the fixtures, but since this was our backup vehicles, and barely gets driven (less than 2500miles per year) it just wasn't a priority to replace them. It rarely got driven at night and was only out that night because our other car was in the shop getting it's TCM replaced.
If you look at the good side of things, it was better I was in the Suburban because had I been in our other car, I'd probably be dead.