Fire fighters near St. Louis, Missouri rescued two horses who fell through the ice on a private pond.
The rescuers wore special ice suits to protect them from the cold and used chain saws to cut a path through the ice for the horses to make it out to dry land.
The mares, Meadow and Zinha, emerged with a few scrapes but are otherwise okay.
Please remember that if one of your animal falls through ice into the water you should never try to save them yourself. These two horses were lucky that the Fire and Rescue was
able to get them out before hypothermia took over and, as you can see, they had the tools and the training to accomplish the job.
I have a friend who once tried to rescue her dog after he fell through the ice. She is a tiny woman with a very large dog; she became submerged as well and couldn’t bring the struggling dog out. An off duty fireman just happened to be walking his own dog past the pond and he was able to save both her and her dog, but she was very lucky.