It’s not something you see every day, a large horse caught in a hole, holding on for dear life. That’s what happened Wednesday evening just north of Saskatoon.
The horse’s owner, Russ Thiessen said he couldn’t believe the phone call he was having with his son.
“He says she’s fallen into some kind of a hole. She’s sitting in the hole. I said, ‘what kind of a hole?’ He said, ‘I don’t know. It’s bizarre. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
The horse, named Daisy, accidently walked into a newly formed well on the ranch three kilometres from Martensville. Her two back legs were caught and she had no way of getting out. Instead, she scratched for help.
“How on earth are we getting her out of here, alive? Really, that’s what it came down to…keeping her safe and calm and getting her out, said Chantelle Thompson, a neighbour who caught the incident on her mobile phone.
The Thiessen’s called a towing company and a vet to help. Two hours later, and with the help of a strap, the tow truck and a winch, a heavily medicated Daisy was traumatized but finally free.
Watch below: A tow truck had to be called in to help rescue a horse after she fell into a newly formed well Wednesday night north of Saskatoon.
“She’s still a little stiff and sore. But all in all, it turned out to be a miracle that she’s even alive,” said Thiessen.
While Daisy is still shaken up, she has recovered well. The family and their neighbours say they can’t believe Daisy is even alive. They have since then covered the well in the pasture with plywood
“From the minute we got there to the minute she got out, it was absolutely crazy,” said Thompson.
Leena Latafat contributed to this story
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