Mother Stays By Her Horse’s Side For Three Hours After 900lb Animal Gets Stuck In Mud

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After the enormous animal became stuck in mud, a young mother spent nearly three hours by her beloved horse. The tide was rising quickly, and it took a race against the clock to save the horse. Initially, the courageous woman was able to save both her daughter and another horse.

For this mother-daughter team and their two horses, a ride on the beach quickly devolved into a nightmare. When the enormous animals became mired in mud, Nicole Graham was riding 17-year-old Astro while her daughter Paris was riding a younger horse. The woman hurried to save her daughter and her horse in a desperate attempt.

Astro was finding it difficult to escape, and his desperate attempts to do so only served to further sink him. As a result, his owner clung to him and tried to calm him down until Paris, the owner’s young daughter, called out for assistance. The girl went to their car and made a call for assistance there. Her mother remained by Astro during this time.

The horse and his owner were worn out when a rescue crew showed up. But fortunately, they were able to pull Astro so safety, after sedating him. Graham, who is the owner of ten horses, found the experience to be terrifying.

“It was frightening. The sight of my horse struggling and becoming worn out was also heartbreaking, the woman told the Geelong Advertiser. Every time I moved, the mud pulled me back down because it was everywhere. It refused to let us leave.

Thanks to the efforts of the fire department’s team, which included a veterinarian and a local farmer, the horse was saved. Thankfully, Astro only became dehydrated rather than being hurt.

Fire lieutenant Roger Buckle said, “It was a race against the tide and we won. It resembled quicksand.”

Vet Stacey Sullivan credited the owner Nicole Graham for saving the horse’s life. “A lot of horses don’t make it and I think without the owner there, the chance of survival would have been a lot lower,” she said.

More about this dramatic rescue in the video below!

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