CHURCHLAND, N.C. — A pregnant horse that was pulled Thursday afternoon from a small, muddy creek in Davidson County has been put down.
The 9-year-old horse, Gypsy, was 10 months pregnant. She was stuck in the muddy water for about three hours before crews were able to free the 700-lb. house.
Gypsy’s owner, Carol Jane Scott, often would let her horses roam in the pasture in front of her home in the Churchland community.
Scott says she first though Gypsy was in labor when she spotted her, but quickly realized the horse was trapped.
“I was pretty traumatized. I knew how pregnant she was and I saw she was in cold water. Her head was down and I know a horse is not supposed to stay down when they are traumatized,” Scott told FOX8’s Lindsey Eaton.
Rescuers had to sedate Gypsy and use ropes, a net and a tractor to pull her from the water.