This Horse Stumbled Into A Deep Well. Her Rescue Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen…

Foxy is a beautiful Irish sport horse owned by university student Amy Badge. While Amy studies at college, Foxy is being cared for at a livery stable not far away.

Foxy is a beautiful Irish sport horse owned by university student Amy Badge. While Amy studies at college, Foxy is being cared for at a livery stable not far away.

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Unfortunately, Foxy had a bad fall when she stumbled backwards into an open well.

Unfortunately, Foxy had a bad fall when she stumbled backwards into an open well.

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The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue’s Technical Rescue team rushed to the scene to save Foxy.

The Leicestershire Fire and Rescue's Technical Rescue team rushed to the scene to save Foxy.

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They knew this would be a harrowing, tense rescue. Only half of the horse could even be seen; the other half was submerged underwater.

They knew this would be a harrowing, tense rescue. Only half of the horse could even be seen; the other half was submerged underwater.

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It was a not a situation they had ever trained for, as they’d never seen anything like it. The hole didn’t seem wide enough to even fit an entire horse.

It was a not a situation they had ever trained for, as they'd never seen anything like it. The hole didn't seem wide enough to even fit an entire horse.

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Frighteningly, the crews had to seriously consider whether or not this would be a viable rescue. Foxy’s position in the well was precarious, and they weren’t sure of how to get to her.

Frighteningly, the crews had to seriously consider whether or not this would be a viable rescue. Foxy's position in the well was precarious, and they weren't sure of how to get to her.

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Several methods of rescue were discussed, but they decided to use a harness around her back that hooked under her front legs. It’s usually just a method for dragging trapped horses flat on the ground. They’d never tried lifting a horse with this method before.

Several methods of rescue were discussed, but they decided to use a harness around her back that hooked under her front legs. It's usually just a method for dragging trapped horses flat on the ground. They'd never tried lifting a horse with this method before.

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The harness was attached to a mechanical digger that hoisted Foxy up and out of the well.

The harness was attached to a mechanical digger that hoisted Foxy up and out of the well.

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Fortunately for all involved, Foxy was delivered from her underground prison.

Fortunately for all involved, Foxy was delivered from her underground prison.

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The Warwickshire Fire and Rescue’s Animal Rescue team was on site to support with the efforts. They immediately tended to her wounds and rushed her to the animal hospital.

The Warwickshire Fire and Rescue's Animal Rescue team was on site to support with the efforts. They immediately tended to her wounds and rushed her to the animal hospital.

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Foxy suffered a few gashes in her leg during the fall, and she had some joint trauma. The rescue process might have given Foxy a few minor injuries as well, but these were necessary to save her life.

Foxy suffered a few gashes in her leg during the fall, and she had some joint trauma. The rescue process might have given Foxy a few minor injuries as well, but these were necessary to save her life.

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Surprisingly, no one notified Foxy’s owner, Amy, for a week. Her dad said he didn’t want to interrupt her studying for finals by making her worry about her horse.

Surprisingly, no one notified Foxy's owner, Amy, for a week. Her dad said he didn't want to interrupt her studying for finals by making her worry about her horse.

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Though the rescue efforts weren’t without difficulty, the important thing is that Foxy is alive and recovering well.

Though the rescue efforts weren't without difficulty, the important thing is that Foxy is alive and recovering well.

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