Fire Department successfully releases horse stuck under fence

One of the most interesting things about being a rural America fire department is the amount of calls we get that have involved big animals. We’ve rescued elk from cisterns, others that fell in septic tanks, and have had horses that ended up in all sorts of precarious positions. We added another to that list this morning, with a horse that was discovered wedged under a fence rail. We’re not sure how this horse got there, but a quick thinking neighbor called us after spotting her. Student Volunteers Lucas Anderson and Connor Lane worked with full time Lieutenant Randy Hoodenpyl on this one, they cut away the railings, pushed the horse around a bit so she could be on a flatter spot, and up she went on her own power. Photos of her walking away will be in the comments, Facebook won’t let us post photos and videos here for some reason.

Credit: Gaston Rural Fire District