Horse Rescued from Hole, Dies

Injuries from the fall proved too much for vets to fix.

Update: A new report said that the horse died en route to UGA and was not put down.

Around 7 p.m. Monday night, got a call to Curtis Road in Hickory Flat where a horse had fallen into a hole.

Brittany Holt was riding the horse when she noticed that two of the riders and horses she was traveling with had difficulty crossing part of their trail. When her horse began to cross, the ground gave way and the horse began to sink. Holt told the Cherokee Emergency Services that she dove off the horse, but it began thrashing and got stuck even deeper.

The large animal rescue team from Milton came and constructed an A-Frame to pul the animal out.

tlw68 June 06, 2012 at 12:17 PM
It looks like the rescue team did an amazing job... I'm so sorry for your loss, despite their efforts.
melissa June 07, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Awwww....thats unreal.....what made the ground like quick sand? Im sorry an glad u are ok Britney.
melissa June 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM
What would we do whitout our responders....the ones that are always there when we need them. Thanks for being you.
Cyndicadyd June 08, 2012 at 12:23 AM
How heartbreaking. So thankful the rescue team worked so hard; so broken-hearted this ended so sadly. I can't imagine losing our horses like this. My heart goes out to you, Brittany.
KELLI June 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I see in the one picture of the horse and owner after the the horse was removed from the hole. Glory was 'standing' and looked okay, owner (Brittany) was petting Glory.. I don't understand why the horse died... I'm so sad for the family for the loss of Glory...


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