Viralnova brings us this inspirational story of Nicole Graham and here horse Astro, from Melbourne, Australia, who recently went for a leisurely horse ride along the beach with her daughter. However, the afternoon quickly shifted from a relaxing outing to a living nightmare. Graham’s horse, an 18-year-old steed named Astro, ventured into unexpectedly treacherous mud and was followed by her daughter’s horse before she could warn them.
Graham was able to get herself, her daughter, and her daughter’s smaller horse free, but Astro remained stuck.
Graham spent 3 hours clinging to the horse as he continued to struggle.
At over 1,000 lbs, attempts to free the horse before help arrived only resulted in both becoming more stuck.
Astro was sedated so he wouldn’t continue exhausting himself while they worked to free him.
Fire lieutenant Roger Buckle said the mud was like quicksand.
Luck finally came with their combined efforts and Astro made his way out of the mire.
The horse only suffered mild dehydration and will make a full recovery.