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   Undertoad  Friday Oct 18 12:39 PM

10/18/2002: Horse in a hole



This poor guy found himself in a hole for an abandoned septic system. For a while nobody knew what to do.

Finally they figured out that they could get a line around his front shoulders and haul him out with heavy equipment. There's no way that humans alone could have done it because this is one massive horse.



Good work! The horse wound up perfectly healthy.



warch  Friday Oct 18 02:16 PM

Pop! yea! nay!



warch  Friday Oct 18 02:25 PM

er...neigh.



blowmeetheclown  Friday Oct 18 02:31 PM

I read that his name is Budweiser.
I bet he stinks a little now. Skunky beer.



dave  Friday Oct 18 02:48 PM

Re: 10/18/2002: Horse in a hole

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
Good work! The horse wound up perfectly healthy.
Albeit scared shitless.

He's a Clydesdale, by the way - those things are massive.


Vegeta  Friday Oct 18 03:12 PM

He looks all bored in the first one. "Dammit, not again. <sigh>"



Beletseri  Friday Oct 18 04:41 PM

I wonder if he was stuck or if he was holding himself up? Looks stuck - good thing I guess.



tandr  Friday Oct 18 07:42 PM

poor but lucky horse...

On another thought about how they could pull it off...
why didn't they feed him till mucho shit would push this horse out of the hole? Ah, I see -- horse would be too fat to get out!



Joe  Friday Oct 18 09:39 PM

Somebody get a veternarian!

He's got that look like "You think I look silly now, wait until you find out my rider fell in first".



quzah  Saturday Oct 19 12:13 AM

In the words of the infamous 'Mr. Horse', "Hmm.. No sir, I don't like it."

Quzah.



blase  Saturday Oct 19 02:18 AM

Don't horses tend to spazz out and end up injuring themselves more often than not in this kind of situation? I'm not a horse person, but it just seems from the stories I've heard to be that way.



Nic Name  Saturday Oct 19 02:29 AM

Yes. That's why they blindfolded him before the extraction by the frontend loader. It calms him down when he can't see what's going on around him.



blowmeetheclown  Saturday Oct 19 08:28 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by quzah
In the words of the infamous 'Mr. Horse', "Hmm.. No sir, I don't like it."

Quzah.



julius  Saturday Oct 19 05:52 PM

Re: Re: 10/18/2002: Horse in a hole

Quote:
Originally posted by dave
... He's a Clydesdale, by the way - those things are massive.
My equestrian friend Cindy says:
"He is a big Draft horse -- however the person who stated that it is a Clydesdale is mistaken -- there isn't enough long hair around his fetlock (foot) AND they are usually bay in color (five black points such as legs -- mane -- and tail)."

"I would say this poor pony is a Shire (nicer horse than the Clydesdale but never gets any recognition b/c of that damn beer company -- what is the name now -- I can't think of it -- Bud something or other ). I am glad to read that he was rescued and fine afterwards."


Nic Name  Saturday Oct 19 10:00 PM

Quote:
Pearblossom, California-AP -- Firefighters in California were able to figure out what to do with a septic tank full of Budweiser.

In this case, Budweiser was a horse. A three-thousand-pound Clydesdale, to be exact. And he got stuck in an abandoned septic tank near Los Angeles yesterday when his hind end broke through a plywood covering and a layer of dirt.

It took firefighters and animal control officers more than three hours to hoist the horse out of the muddy hole. The horse was unhurt.

During the rescue ordeal, the horse waited calmly with his head and front legs stuck out of the hole, munching on carrots and getting cool sprays from a garden hose. Firefighters stroked his throat.

Building and safety officials say the septic tank should have been sealed.

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
oops. i shouldn't have redistributed this!

See also: http://www.nbc4.tv/news/1723527/detail.html


Tobiasly  Monday Oct 21 08:18 AM

I was trying to figure out the logistics of falling in a hole hind-legs-first? Maybe he just luckily stepped over it with his front legs. Good thing for him, I suppose...



blowmeetheclown  Wednesday Oct 23 09:33 AM

I read that he was a free-roamer in the pasture, and he tended to sit and lay where he pleased. I guess this time he was unable to sniff his seat before he picked it.



Nic Name  Wednesday Oct 23 09:37 AM

Horses don't sit. They only lay when ill or injured or birthing. Being from Texas, you probably know that horses sleep standing.



Tobiasly  Wednesday Oct 23 02:45 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Nic Name
Horses don't sit. They only lay when ill or injured or birthing. Being from Texas, you probably know that horses sleep standing.
And being someone who loves to correct others by Googling their statements, I'm surprised you didn't look into that one a bit further.

http://www.horses-and-horse-informat...rse-myths.html
Quote:
<B>Myth: Horses alway sleep standing up</B>

Horses do sometimes sleep while standing on their feet.... But this kind of sleep is really just dozing. To get what we call REM sleep, and all horses need it, they either lie on their side or squat down with their nose on the ground.



blowmeetheclown  Wednesday Oct 23 04:59 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Nic Name
Horses don't sit. They only lay when ill or injured or birthing. Being from Texas, you probably know that horses sleep standing.
I know you're Canadian, but Calgary does have quite a cattle industry, and therefore a few horses. You might have even seen one or two before. They have been know to sit and lie down from time to time, though not like you nor I, nor a dog.




Nic Name  Wednesday Oct 23 07:18 PM

i STAND corrected.

Canadian Horses lie down, though.




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