Stamford fire crews rescue horse trapped under fence

Stamford fire crews rescued a horse Thursday after it fell and got trapped under a fence.

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2023, 1:01 AM

Updated 502 days ago

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Stamford fire crews rescued a horse Thursday after it fell and got trapped under a fence.
Stamford rescue crews received a call around 6 p.m. Thursday about a horse in distress.
They said they arrived at the farm on June Road 10 minutes later to find that the 20-year-old horse, Tex, had slid off the side of a hill and underneath the fence line.
Crews said the ground was saturated with rainwater and the area was dark, as it was a paddock space.
After 40 minutes and with the help of 30 personnel on scene, they were able to get Tex back up to safety.
News 12 visited Tex Friday and spoke with owner Nicole Fadner, who said the fire department saved the day.
"I don't know what I would have done if they didn't come, so I'm so grateful," Fadner.
She says it can lead to complications if a horse can't get up after a long period of time.
"The problem is as they're fighting to get up, it takes a lot of energy cause they're such big animals and they have such big bodies that then he would have to rest," said Fadner.
Fadner rescued Tex in 2016 from a kill pen in Texas, which is where he got his name.


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