Early Monday, October 28, 18-month-old Rocket was located on a horse property at Empire Road, Louisville, Kentucky, stuck in a well. He had apparently found a way out of his paddock, ending up in the water well.
Rocket was discovered at 7:30 on Monday but the accident most likely occurred as early as Sunday night since the neighbor’s water supply suddenly cut off.
The young horse belongs to owner Brandi Brady who describes Rocket as an accident-prone horse. When he was a foal, he somehow got stuck under a trailer and, recently, he became entangled in a fence. Says Brady, “Rocket is the kind of horse who would fall in a well, and he's also the kind of horse who would survive it.”
Rocket was hypothermic after he was pulled out of the open-vault well by rescue crews from North Metro Fire and Rescue, the Louisville Fire Department and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.
He was administered IV fluids and covered with blankets. The plan was to move Rocket to a barn on a flatbed truck but he summoned up his own strength and walked on his own. Brady checked out his scrapes and abrasions, all of which appear minor.
Brady is thrilled that Rocket managed to stand up and walk on his own after the ordeal. Said Brady, "If it were any other horse, I would be worried, but I know that he'll get through it.”
Aspen, another horse, was drafted to keep Rocket company and to calm him. As the barn door closed on the two horses, Rocket was still shivering.
Everyone at North Metro was relieved that the horse was able to walk away from the scene. It might have ended so much worse.
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