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.
Horse rescue, 4400 blk. Via Esperanza, Hope Ranch. Call Newsline for more information. pic.twitter.com/R0f8VZVGxi
— Dave Zaniboni (@SBCFireInfo) November 29, 2018
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.