On Wednesday morning, the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters received a call about a large horse stuck in a mud pit at a residence on McInnis Lane in Aloha, Oregon.
Upon their arrival, crews found the 1,800-pound Clydesdale horse named Windsor tracked stuck in approximately two feet of mud on his side. Windsor was suffering from hypothermia due to the freezing temperatures and he was unable to gather enough energy to get out of the pit on his own.
Firefighters used a system of pulleys and ropes to move the struggling horse onto solid ground and finally they got him out. Heating equipment from another rescue crew was brought in to help warm Windsor up while local veterinarians assisted checking Windsor for any other health issues.
After about 45 minutes, Windsor’s temperature came back to normal numbers and with some assistance, he was able to get back on his feet again. The rescue wound up taking four hours to complete, and Windsor is now doing well and will fully recover from the incident.
Apparently, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has met Windsor before as he is a part of the McInnis Classic Clydesdale team which pulls Forest Grove Fire Department’s 1907 steam engine in the annual holiday parade.
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[Featured Image Credit: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue]