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Santa Barbara County Firefighters rescue horse stuck in water trough

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 11:46:59-04

Firefighters with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department rescued a horse Sunday morning.

Fire officials responded to reports of a horse in distress on Vieja Drive in the Goleta Valley at around 6:50 a.m.

When first responders arrived, they say they found a full-grown horse that had fallen into a water trough and got stuck at some point overnight.

Fire officials say they were able to move the trough and get the horse out. As of 8:30 a.m. the horse remains on scene and is being evaluated by a veterinarian.

The condition of the horse is unknown at this time.