Horse Saved From Frozen Pond
Rescuers work in freezing temperatures
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 6:16 AM CST
Doug Oldiges breaks the ice around his horse, Pencil, as firefighters and members of the Northern Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Team try to free the stranded animal.   (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)
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(Newser) – A horse who fell through ice into a pond was rescued by 40 firefighters and members of the Northern Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Team, reports the Kentucky Enquirer. Firefighters dragged the horse, named Pencil, onto his side, slid him across plywood boards over the ice to the bank. The horse slowly stood up and is recovering.