The Mesa Fire Department rescued a horse and buggy from a Mesa, Ariz. canal at Greenfield and McKellips Road late Thursday afternoon after the horse and his driver accidentally rode too close to the canal line while trying to keep its distance from a parked car.
The wheel of the buggy caught the edge of the canal and in flopped one draft horse, one human, and a six-passenger horse carriage into four feet of water. The rider was able to get out of the cart.
Luckily no one was hurt, and according to azfamily.com, Mesa Fire Department Captain Forrest Smith was able to coordinate firemen to unhook the horse from his leads and walk him out of the canal to the safety of the land. The horse remained calm throughout his misadventure, and it took the firemen about 20 minutes to rescue the horse.
Job well done Mesa Fire Department.
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