It was a big day for horses yesterday and there was a happy outcome for one Myocum lad who got stuck in the mud.
This is a cautionary (horse) tail…
Dizzy wandered down to the dam on his human’s property for a drink at around 7am. Sated, he turned around, sunk in the mud and got stuck.
He was laying down in the mud when friend Rose arrived to tend to another horse at about 8.30am.
Rose rang Byron police on the advice of the SES, who explained police would liaise with fire brigade. ‘The phone operator for police was asking so many silly questions, I asked if she’d like to speak to the horse,’ said Rose.
‘We rang the fireys who sent a truck and liaised with Brunswick Valley Rescue – who sent six absolutely wonderful volunteers including Saxon who drove straight from work and dived right in to help out with Dizzy.
Rose said when the blokes from Byron Bay Crane Hire heard of Dizzy’s predicament, they raced right over to help out. ‘We got the horse half out then a rope slipped and he slid back in. We rang the crane blokes and they were there in 25 minutes.
‘Saxon dug around Dizzy with his hands and supported him when he got tired and between the VRA and the crane, the horse was freed at about 1.30pm after a six hour mud bath.
‘He was shaky at first when he got out and he was cold but we hosed him off and put him in another paddock. He was very spritely after that’.