How wonderful to hear about people coming together to help horses! What a touching rescue!
The two Clydesdales escaped from their farm and found themselves in deep water “literally” after falling through the ice on a frozen lake.
Gunther and Wilhelm, two persecution horses, broke out of their field at the Quiet Valley Living Historic Farm in Pennsylvania.
They were found less than a mile from their house stranded to the door in frozen water. He accidentally spotted them in the middle of the lake with his binoculars and immediately called for help.
Firefighters were called to the scene for the two 1500-pound Clydesdales in need of rescuing.
However, due to their size and distance from the shore, it was not possible to lift them out of the water.
Instead, rescuers cut their way through the ice to the shore with chainsaws. Once the road was made, the horses were led through it to safety. They were pulled ashore where a vet was waiting to examine them.
The whole town came out to help bringing blankets, heaters and even a boat.
They were both wet, cold and hungry with a few minor scratches. They both immediately began to eat the hay offered to them. The veterinarian began administering IV fluids to prevent colic and continued to monitor them.
THANK YOU for being the Clydesdales “Angels on Earth” God Bless You & your Courage & Compassion! So thankful the horses are alright.