STANFORD, Ky. (FOX 56) — Multiple first responders were dispatched on Thursday night to rescue a stuck horse.

The City of Stanford Fire Department reported that their units were called to a horse in distress on Thursday. Upon arrival, they found a 24-year-old mare who was stuck up to her neck in mud.

The Bluegrass Emergency Response Team was called to assist, and the Stanford Fire Department said they’re a specialized team when it comes to large animal rescue.


With special equipment and a quick response from the Lincoln County Road Department with a backhoe, they were able to successfully remove the mare.

She was evaluated by a team of veterinarians, but the fire department said that by the time they had their gear cleaned and loaded up, she was up and walking around.