When Cupcake the horse became stuck in a muddy Colorado swamp, she needed all the help she could get to escape with her life.
Luckily for Cupcake, a group of horseback riders had been following a nearby trail at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado when the 13-year-old mare got herself in a sticky situation and rode to her rescue.
Exhausted, the horse fell over into the mud and it took several rescue crews to pull her out to the safety of firm ground.
Cupcake, a 13-year-old horse from Colorado, got stuck in some thick swampy mud after her owner rider incorrectly navigated a trail.
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Exhausted, Cupcake fell over into the mud at Cherry Creek State Park and required several rescue crews to free her.
South Metro Fire Rescue officials waded into the swamps and using ropes and plywood as leverage were able to pull the mare out of the water after approximately two hours.
South Metro Fire Rescue live tweeted the horse’s rescue and soon #SaveCupcake was trending on Twitter nationally.
Dr. Dale Rice, a local veterinarian, came in to oversee the rescue and ensure Cupcake was unharmed during the ordeal.
Cupcake is expected to make a full recovery and Dr. Rice hopes the incident will be a reminder to all riders to stay on the trail when riding.
The veterinarian also said if rescuers hadn’t held Cupcake’s head above the water, she would have died.
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