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Horse Rescued from a Muddy Ravine in Descanso

“When people and animals are in need of assistance, the community will always come together to provide this assistance”

A horse is recovering Tuesday from minor scratches after being rescued from a muddy ravine in Descanso.

A woman was riding her horse along the Harvey Moor Trail Monday afternoon when they slid down a slippery, muddy slope, San Diego County officials said. That was when the horse became stuck in the mud on its back.

The rescuers and the owner, who didn’t suffer any injuries, worked together to fashion a series of ropes and several hours later managed to right the horse. 

The Sheriff’s Department, Cal Fire, County Animal Services, and a veterinarian were all called in to help rescue the horse.

Kristina Boyd, Hello Darlin Photography

“When people and animals are in need of assistance, the community will always come together to provide this assistance,” said County Animal Services Director Daniel DeSousa. “This was epitomized in this rescue of the horse with the various agencies working side-by-side to extricate the horse from its predicament.”

County agencies state that the horse was able to walk out of the ravine on its own.

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