Skip to comments.Old Horse 'Sonny' Rescued From Mud After Hours
Posted on 08/26/2010 3:31:47 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
McCANDLESS, Pa. -- Stuck in the mud since the middle of the night, with no way to cry for help, a horse was rescued Friday morning at a McCandless farm.
"I came down to feed the horses at about a quarter to 8 this morning. We have three down here. Two were at the gate to let in, and the older guy was missing," Patty Quatchak said.
That "older guy" is a 35-year-old quarter horse named Sonny. Sometime during the night, he must have wandered into a muddy bog or creek and didn't have strength to free himself because of his age, Quatchak said.
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Yippee! The fellow deserves an extra portion of feed and some extra hay. Some sugar cubes and carrots wouldn’t hurt either.
And some handsome rewards for those good people who rescued Sonny.
Nice story. Good and noble creatures, horses are. Just don’t get on their bad side. :)
In a case like this, with little injury but likely a great deal of stress and muscle strain, I wonder if they would give the horse some veterinary Valium.
In Germany, it is a big priority at the scene of accidents to use Valium to both fend off shock, and to settle down people who are very agitated or angry. This is not voluntary. As soon as paramedics arrive, they cast an eye to anyone, even onlookers, who look like they are becoming overly emotional. Because one shot in the arm, and you *can’t* become emotional. You will keep your cool even in the middle of a fire. The police will help them do this.
It is superb for those who have been in situations so stressful that the stress itself might injure them, especially older people. And it does not take very much for this effect, so it is relatively safe. Last but not least, coming off of Valium is a very gentle process, so there is no big crash.