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Firefighters use jaws of life to rescue stuck horse in Hope Ranch

Posted at 2:32 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 17:32:29-05
Firefighters helped rescue the horse after getting stuck in a metal fence. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department)

Santa Barbara County Firefighters rescued a horse on Thursday afternoon that became entangled in a metal fence.

Firefighters said that a 12-year-old Rocky Mountain mare got her rear legs stuck in a fence at Via Esperanza and Via Tranquila in Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara shortly after 12:30 p.m. The horse was likely trying to jump over the fence but got stuck.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department called a mobile veterinarian to sedate the horse before crews cut the fence to free the horse’s leg.

The extent of the horse’s injuries is unknown.

Firefighters helped rescue the horse after getting stuck in a metal fence. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
Firefighters helped rescue the horse after getting stuck in a metal fence. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department)