A horse in Abbotsford is resting somewhere a little more comfortable tonight.
That’s after she spent some time stuck in a ditch earlier this afternoon.
Crews were called to Lefeuvre Road and Marsh-McCormick Road just after noon.
A representative with the Abbotsford Fire Department says it was a team effort between the police, the horse’s owner – and their own team – to get her to safety.
“It’s always a little tricky with animals because you want to be careful not to hurt them or make anything worse so crews were careful to work with the owner and get them out safe.”
An observer says there were definitely some challenges getting the frightened animal out.
“Her head was like three feet beneath street level. She was right down. At first she was sort of on her side, and struggled for a while, then got herself upright and we thought perhaps she could like move forward a bit and get to a lower spot where she could get out. But it just didn’t get any shallower.”
Aside from a quick rinse and some food, the horse is expected to be just fine.
With files from Kevin Macdonald