Horse Falls Into Home’s Basement
July 20 | 2 Comments
I’ve never seen one up close, although I have had ample opportunities. I lived in upstate New York for years, residing just outside of the famed Saratoga racetrack where thoroughbreds run. Sadly, my old man never took me to a day at the races that featured a picnic for he and my mother and betting away my doggie training money.
He wouldn’t even take my bets. A shame, really, because I had a killer system. I could turn 2 milkbones into 1000 with an Exacta Box strategy finely crafted from watching hours upon hours of the OTB channel. But hey, you gotta be in it to win it.
What was I writing about? Oh yeah, I like horses. Secretariat, Man of War, and the old nag on the farm I drive by are all the same in my book. They’re awesome, and not just because they taste great between a bun on a Mickey Dees menu.
It’s because they’re elegant, sleek animals that can do no wrong. Just like the guy in today’s story from Denver 7.
ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — A horse named Summer was rescued Monday afternoon after she fell through a window well and into a basement.
“I was trying to enjoy my morning cup of coffee, when I heard this crash outside,” said Tatiana Golter. “The horse had fallen halfway into the window well, and before I could get a rope, she had slid in the rest of the way.”
The home does not have a walk-out basement and the stairwell leading to the upper floors was not an option for the rescue because of the size and weight of the animal.
Veterinarians sedated the horse as crews dug out the dirt around the window well. The horse was then able to walk out.
She fell into the home, located at 9151 Sun Country Drive, just after 9 a.m. and was pulled out around 2 p.m.
Summer received some scrapes from the fall through the glass window at the bottom of the well, but is doing well.
There’s video goodness at this link.