Horse Rescued from Canyon Ravine

Volunteers rescued a horse that had fallen backwards into a southern Calfornia ravine on Mar. 16, according to reports from San Diego's ABC News 10 and CBS News 8.

Jason Kobely of ABC News 10 Web site reports that a group of volunteers dug around the horse and secured it with ropes to pull him to safety.

George Carter and his horse, Will Rogers, were riding in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego's Carmel Valley when the horse misstepped and fell into the ravine. "I jumped off and he tumbled sideways and ended up almost upside down in that crevice," Carter told CBS News 8. The station's report indicates that the fire department aided in the recovery.

The horse was stuck for more than two hours, according to the CBS News 8 Web site.

About the Author

Scot T. Gillies

Scot Gillies is Editor, Professional Products at Blood-Horse Publications. Outside of the office, he trail rides with his off-the-track gelding, breeds and races Thoroughbreds, and is a terrible handicapper, invariably losing money (but still having fun) at the racetrack. He is a former photo/newsletter editor for The Horse.

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