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    Default Horse Found After 6 Days in Deep Snow!

    Horse found after six days in deep snow

    Charlotte White, H&H deputy news editor

    16 February, 2010

    Two search planes, a helicopter, a thermal-imaging camera and dozens of searchers were all scrambled in Duluth, Minnesota to find a missing horse.

    El Nino — a 10-year-old quarter horse — bolted while being led to his field on 7 February and was missing in woods near his owners Scott and Chris Frisby's home for six days.

    El Nino was spotted by the search plane on Saturday and Mr Frisby buckled on his snow shoes to wade through snow that was up to his waist in places to where the horse had been seen.

    When El Nino was found, tired and hungry, he was chewing on the bark of a poplar tree.

    "He's got a few marks from being scratched by branches but he's doing OK," said Mrs Frisby. "You can see his ribs a little more but we'll soon get him back on track."

    The Frisbys say they would never have found the horse without the use of the air support — which they paid for themselves, with donations from friends and colleagues.

    "It's incredible. The people at work, the emotional support and friends family and neighbours all pitched in," said Mrs Frisby.
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"



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    What a lovely ending to a horrifying story. Tremendous support these people were given.

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    Glad the horse is ok! What an incredible story.



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    Horses are abandoned to die in CO all the time. My friend got the same call that Colorado Horse Rescue got about a horse down in the snow. But since none of the other rescues in the area would go they went with 4 wheelers and made a sled for the horse and pulled it out to haul it home. They set up a hoist and sling in their living room and the vet encouraged them to keep trying because this horse had a strong will to live. I don't know how it survived but it's doing ok, not going to be pretty though. He had severe frostbite and lost his lips and more. They were just afraid he would founder. So far so good, Miracle is a miracle but I think they changed his name to Livingston after his time in the Livingroom. He had been a calm horse there and may be an unadoptable horse but he will live out his life at their place as long as he is able to live well enough.

    Apparently the hunting parties abandon horses regularly when the weather turns suddenly.



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    wonderful ending to this story.
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