"Sometime the drivers tend to exaggerate how bad it was, and it was as bad as it could be," Nauman said.
Two people walking on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue were caught between the carriage and the wall of the Glacier BrewHouse restaurant. The pedestrians sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
"(Horses) are very skittish animals and if we weren't able to get the horse away from the accident scene I'm sure it would have been just horrified with ambulances and various people coming in to do the investigation and the crowd and everything," said APD spokesman, Lt. Dave Parker.
Nauman's best carriage is now totaled, but his horse Bud stayed on his feet -- he says it's likely because of Bud's oddly large shoes, or perhaps his training.
"No, he walks fine. He might be a little tender but I can't pick it up. Robin thinks she can when she pokes on him. After we were down there waiting for the wreck to be done, everyone was coming by (asking), 'Are the horses okay?'" Nauman said, walking Bud in circles.
The therapeutic horse has walked the streets of Anchorage for eight years. He turns his blinders to most distractions.
"My driver said he was shaking all over but he didn't do anything crazy," Nauman said.
It's hard to say whether Bud will have some emotional scars; they'll get him back in the harness by the end of the week.
"They have long memories," Nauman said.
The driver of the pickup truck, Shannon Haggitt, was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of assault and criminal mischief.
She's being held at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.
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