Horse Rescue Team, Firefighters Save Clydesdale Trapped in Muddy Ravine


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SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. – A Clydesdale trapped in mud for nearly six hours was rescued earlier this week.

Rescue workers, BuCART volunteers and firefighters worked tirelessly to rescue a 17-year-old Clydesdale horse that was trapped in a muddy ravine for several hours. The horse, named Chrome, was sedated and secured onto a large animal glide before being pulled out of the ravine. 

Once on level ground, Chrome was given fluids and allowed to rest. Dr. Jessica Hodes, Morgan Darter, and the Hodes Veterinary Health Center team were on the scene to assist.   

Despite initially struggling to stand on his own, Chrome eventually got back on his feet and was happily eating a snack.

Besides the veterinary team, Sedgwick County Fire District Heavy Rescue 32 and Station 36 played a significant role in the rescue.

This was a team effort and would not have been successful without the contributions of everyone there. Butler and Sedgwick counties have a long history of mutual aid, and Team Chrome is ready to assist the counties in times of need.

Chrome’s owner, Matt Menges, expressed his gratitude Friday by buying all of his horses a big bag of gummy fruit slices. The Clydesdale is now back to normal.  Menges thanked the rescue team’s hard work and dedication.


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