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GUY, the horse, WHO WAS STUCK IN THE MUD FROM THE FLOODS.






You’ve all probably seen the photos of the horse, Guy, who was found completely stuck in mud from the recent hurricane flood waters in Houston.

I captured a few photos, just in case you missed this amazing recovery.

From what I understand, he was found stuck in mud up to his shoulders.  Since his location was flooded, it took hours from rescuers to arrive.  The rescuers dug around Guy, who was exhausted, until they could free him.

Eventually, Guy was pulled out of the mud and warmed.  Although the most recent post was taken down, Guy was walking and eating the following day – he had ice boots on his rear legs.

Anyway, I thought it was an amazing rescue.  Again, I don’t have the story, just the pics.

When he was found…

The people who found him, covered Guy, gave him water and food.

Rescuers arrive and dig around Guy for hours.

Guy was out, and exhausted.

He’s out! I did see a pic from the following day where he was wearing ice boots on his rear legs, but otherwise looking much better. That pic was unavailable today.

NEWS STORY:

I found one news story, linked here.

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Friday, September 20, 2019 7:21PMSPLENDORA, Texas (KTRK) — A long day for flood rescue volunteers became even longer when a group stumbled upon a horse stuck in the mud in Splendora.

Thursday, volunteers from 3P Search & Rescue found the animal in dire need of rescue as remnants from Tropical System Imelda flooded the area.
Video shows the team digging through the mud for four hours to free the horse.

The horse named Guy had to be accessed by boat, according to volunteer Josh James, who spent 14 hours before the horse rescue helping flood victims get to dry ground.
The good news is Guy was able to stand on his own after being freed from the mud.


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ELDER MUSTANG GETS A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE!






I love stories like this… Montgomery Creek Ranch.

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Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

Every day the staff at Montgomery Creek Ranch (MCR) receives requests to take in mustangs that people no longer want or can care for. Unfortunately, our sanctuary is operating at full capacity and so by and large these requests must be turned down. It’s heartbreaking that we can’t save them all.

But every once in a while, a horse finds us.

Late this spring, MCR team member Rachel came across a post on Facebook of an elderly Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang at an infamous kill pen in Texas who would be shipping to Mexico for slaughter the very next day. The photo depicted a skinny, graying mustang with a very visible BLM brand standing tied to a post looking helpless

Something about him spoke to us, and we knew we had to take him in. The decision was made that he would live at our smaller, satellite facility in Sonoma.

Before we had even met him, we named him Brownie.

His journey to MCR began with a month of quarantine in Texas and a trailer ride to California. Everyone who saw him or spent time with him commented on how sweet and gentle he was and how much he really liked to be with people. It was clear that Brownie had been loved by someone and we wondered how he could end up in such a sad situation.

Brownie’s BLM Brand. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

Brownie’s BLM Brand. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

We deciphered his BLM freezemark — which is made up of alpha angle symbols — and have confirmed with the BLM that he was rounded up in Nevada as a young foal in 1993 which makes him 26 years old. He was adopted in 1993 by someone in El Cajon, CA and titled to that adopter in 1995. From 1995 until now, his story is a mystery.

Now that he has been with us for a month, we’ve learned a few things about him. He’s very personable and likes to follow people around for pets and scratches. We discovered that Brownie has Cushing’s Disease — a dysfunction of the pituitary gland that results in hormonal imbalances, causing a variety of clinical signs not limited to muscle wasting, weight loss and inflammation of the feet. He will be on daily medication to help with ailments, help him gain weight and make him more comfortable as he grazes with his friends in the pasture for the rest of his life.

Brownie with MCR Founder, Ellie. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

Brownie with MCR Founder, Ellie. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

 

 

Brownie with MCR Founder, Ellie. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl


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