A team of volunteers working with Help Alberta Wildlife Society (HAWS) saved the life of a wild horse by employing various strategies and methods to pull her out of a 6-foot swamp
But they were only carrying out their duties as this organization works to protect wandering bands of wild horses. They also move through the forest, checking for foals or other horses in bad situations where their help may be required.
This wild horse was particularly lucky because, during a recent outing, these volunteers found her stuck in a 5 to 6-foot hole.
On a Facebook post, HAWS shared the rescue story, explaining to followers that more than half of the gilly’s body was inside the swamp hole when the volunteers found her.
It was obvious to the volunteers that the situation was dire, and rescuing the horse from a 6-foot hole skirted by ice was only a probability. However, the volunteers were prepared and went straight to work.
‘We always carry lots of gear, and with the power of the winches, were able to pull her out. We were totally amazed that with four humans and a whole bunch of straps and such working on her, the only real thing on her mind was eating.’ HAWS wrote in the post.
By employing many strategies and methods, the volunteers rescued the horse after working for almost an hour.
“She appeared to be in pretty good shape overall, and would likely be dried off within the hour. Her band had left her behind but I think she will likely hook up soon,” they added.