Rescuers Pull Elderly Horse From Muddy Water, But She Doesn’t Move Until 30 Minutes Later

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

When 25-year-old Kiersa fell into a muddy, watery hole, she didn’t have the strength to get herself out. Rescuers feared that the more time passed, the more the elderly horse was at risk of simply giving up.

If that happened, water would fill her lungs.

So the rescuers tried everything, from pulling and pushing her out. They quickly realized heavier equipment was needed to get the job done. A vet was called, who sedated the frantic horse.

Then, using padded straps, Kiersa was hoisted out of the water and gently placed on the ground. Now, they just had to see how she would react after waking up.

A tense 30 minutes passed before the elderly horse started moving — but she didn’t waste any time trying to get up. Her vitals were checked, and she seemed to be in good spirits. She didn’t even have any broken bones!

Kiersa’s family will be keeping a close eye on her after the mishap, constantly checking to see if her health changes in any way. So far, so good!

They’re also looking into a way of preventing Kiersa from venturing back down to where she got stuck to avoid a tragedy.

Now scroll down to watch the heart-pounding rescue in the clip below.

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