Firefighters rescue horse stuck in waist-deep mud in Denton County

Double Oak Volunteer Firefighters help rescue a horse that was stuck in thick mud up to her belly. (Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department)

Some firefighters in Denton County rescued a horse from a very muddy situation.

The Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department worked with the Denton County Emergency Services District to free the stuck horse. They posted the pictures on their Facebook page.

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The horse became trapped in the thick mud up to its belly near a pond in Copper Canyon, south of Denton, early Sunday morning. 

It took some work, but they managed to dig the horse out and used ropes to pull it free.

Veterinarians were on standby to give the Belgian draft horse named Bella medication and an IV. At last check, she was resting and doing okay.

As one DOVFD firefighter put it, "What better way to spend a Sunday morning than hugging a muddy horse!?"