Within minutes, crews hoisted the mare safely from the ditch. Able to stand on her own, she was examined by an on-site veterinarian. Though obviously emaciated, the elderly mare did not suffer serious injury from her ordeal in the swamp. Rescuers do not know where the horse came from, but suspect she was abandoned by her owners.
The mare is currently in the care of the South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, receiving plenty of TLC at their facility. A happy ending for this mare who will now be cared for through her remaining senior years.