Video Shows Volunteers Working Together To Rescue A Horse From A Sewage Hole
The partially blind mare was seen shaking as the volunteers tried to free her.
A female horse was rescued by volunteers after she fell into a sewage hole in Thailand
According to owner Nittaya Limalai, five of her horses were released to graze in a field near her house.
However, one of the horses, Bod had wandered around in the area before slipping into a 1.5-metre deep sewage hole.
The incident took place in Nonthaburi, central Thailand on Monday, 1 July.
16-year-old Bod is blind in her left eye which led to the mare falling into the hole as she could not see properly
According to Daily Mail, the 50-year-old owner tried to free Bod which made the situation worse, causing her to fall in deeper into the hole.
As Nittaya was unable to free the mare herself, she contacted the local rescue foundation to help out in the situation.
Thankfully, volunteers came to the rescue
In the now-viral video, there were about 10 volunteers working together to free the horse that had been stuck in the hole for three hours.
One of the volunteers could be seen comforting the frightened horse while waiting for more help to arrive.
In order to get the mare out, the volunteers used a pneumatic drill and an excavator
The drill was used to destroy the broken hole's concrete while the excavator dug the soil out to widen the hole.
During the drilling, Bod could be seen shaking uncontrollably while two volunteers tried to comfort her.
After widening the hole, the volunteers tied a long cloth around Bod to pull her out using the excavator before Bod was finally able to climb out of the hole herself.
Bod was still shaking and scared after the frightening ordeal of being trapped for three hours
Nittaya approached the mare and comforted her before walking her home.
"I usually take my horses to eat grass here, so I thought she was familiar with the area already," she said according to News Flare.
"I will watch them more carefully so it won't happen again. And I want to thank the volunteers for helping her with their equipment. Without them, it could have been much worse and my horse might not have survived," the 50-year-old owner added.
We're glad that Bod made it out safe and sound! And we sincerely hope she'll recover soon from the frightening experience.