Horse Rescued After Becoming Stuck In Mud

Sometimes we all need a little boost when we get bogged down. Snoop the horse was fortunate to have friends come to his aid Wednesday. The 16-year-old Mustang was being ridden by Tammy Olmstead Wednesday afternoon in a swampy area near the Sacramento River south of Anderson River Park. Snoop got spooked by something and lurched into the mud, becoming stuck. Struggle and flail as he might he just couldn't pull himself free, so Olmstead went for help. A CHP helicopter guided rescuers to the location and Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies rigged a rope system around Snoop. That allowed some leverage so that the horse and his rescuers could work together to pull him out of the muck. A veterinarian at the scene examined snoop and found him uninjured.