Deputies Save Horse Stuck In Pond After Falling Through The Ice

Published January 2, 2018 42,618 Plays

Rumble / Everyday HeroesThanks to one group of very resourceful first responders out from Elbert County, Colorado, a silly old horse is getting his five minutes of fame. If only it were for the right reasons.

Seamus the Clydesdale horse fell through the ice at a nearby frozen pond and became stuck in the cold water. It took about 40 minutes for deputies from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Dept. and firefighters from Elizabeth Fire Rescue to pull horse to dry ground.

Seamus’s owner, Tracy Corwin-Beckman said that an equine veterinarian named Dale Rice was on had during the rescue and stayed with her horse until the regular vet arrived. “We are so lucky and thankful for the first responders. Without them he would have never made it out,” Tracy said.

The clumsy horse struggled to gain his footing after setting his hooves on dry ground, but showed no sign of physical injury. After a restful night in a warm barn, Tracy says that her pal bounced right back.

The following day the sheriff’s deputies received a batch of homemade chocolate-chip cookies — along with a thank-you note: “Thanks for pulling my gigantic behind out of the pond – Love Seamus.” Another batch of freshly baked cookies would also be delivered to the fire station, courtesy of Tracy.

“It’s the least I can do,” she said. “They saved Seamus’ life.”

Credit: Facebook/Elbert County Sheriff