Firefighters rescue horse from rushing creek

MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Rescue crews put their swift water rescue training into action Tuesday as they rescued a horse from Gilleland Creek near Manor.

Workers at Healing with Horses Ranch called 911 after the horse, named Weston, got stuck in a quickly rising creek.

“I was bringing all the horses in for feeding and Weston didn’t come up,” ranch owner Patty D’Andrea told KXAN News. “I went looking for him and he was in the creek… he either panicked not finding his friends or slipped in.”

Firefighters and deputies responded worked to move Weston into lower waters further downstream before pulling him out of the water.

“He was in the water probably…two hours…he was exhausted,” when he got out D’Andrea said.

Weston, a 23-year-old horse, is part of the therapeutic riding herd who works with the children who visit the ranch.

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