May 15 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California spent hours rescuing a horse that got trapped in deep mud while out for a ride with his owner.
Sherry Leigh said she was riding her horse, Ziggy, near the Hansen Dam in Shadow Hills on Tuesday evening when the equine stepped into some deep mud.
"He instantly sank to his belly," Leigh told KABC-TV. "I didn't try and make him fight or struggle to get out. I stepped off him. I was up to my knees. It was like a suction cup. I couldn't get out."
The rider was eventually able ...
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