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Belgian workhorse rescued from cave

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2006 10:55 am
by Wayne Harrison
LAST UPDATE: 8/31/2006 10:24:37 AM

RADCLIFF, Ky. - It took nearly four hours, but a 28-month-old Belgain workhorse that fell into a cave was rescued with the help of a veteranarian and a crane.

Owner Charlie Ray says his horse, "Ruby," had been grazing on his Hardin County farm yesterday when she lost her footing and tumbled backward into the 28-foot deep hole.

Veterinarian Chad Bailey of Elizabethtown was lowered into the cave and gave Ruby two shots, a muscle relaxer and anesthesia to make "Ruby" unconscious for some 30 minutes.

With Ruby sedated, Radcliff Fire Chief Rick Ledford and others managed to tie safety belts around her. A crane lifted her sideways to work through the sharp angles of the cave and she was brought to ther surface at 5:30 in the afternoon.

Except for being groggy and muddy, Ruby was declared in excellent condition after the ordeal.

http://www.wkrc.com/news/state/story.as ... D9985D4674

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2006 11:04 am
by Hatch
Hatch : "Hey Wayne, is that a Belgian Work Horse over there?"

Wayne : "Nope. What you got there is a Belgian Caving Work Horse."

Hatch : "What's her name?"

Wayne : "Ruby Falls."

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2006 11:27 am
by Scott McCrea
Suddenly, I need to go to Waffle House. :eat:

PostPosted: Aug 31, 2006 10:44 pm
by Teresa
Y'all have any *idea* how big a Belgian horse is?
16 to 18 hands at the shoulder. (64 to 72 inches or 5'4" to 6")

1) Biggest draft horse: Shire.
2) Second biggest draft horse: Clydesdale.
3) Third biggest draft horse: Belgian.
4) Fourth: Percheron.

This critter doesn't do crawlways, mon.