Tour Guides Rescue Wild Horse Stuck on Fence on Outer Banks

Good News Notes:

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) thanked a pair of local tour guides after they freed a wild horse from a dangerous predicament Monday.

Craig Young and Paul Swisher were in the Swan Beach area near Corolla when they noticed a young horse stuck on a wooden fence. Witnesses told McClatchy News that the horse, a one-year-old female named Amelia, might have been trapped like that for hours.

“She was there long enough for her (family) to give up waiting and wander away,” Young told the news service.

“Wild horses have been here 500 years and they get themselves tangled up all the time, but usually don’t need help from humans. This case was different,” he added. “She wasn’t freeing herself.”

With advice from CWHF, Young and Swisher devised a plan to free the horse safely.

“We started taking the rails out, and it took a while,” Young told McClatchy News. “The horse stayed very calm through the whole thing. It acted like it knew what was going on and wasn’t aggressive. It seemed to appreciate the help.”

Amelia was reportedly uninjured and walked off with a flick of her tail.

CWHF praised Young and Swisher on Facebook along with another guide who took swift action when he spotted a group of wild horses eating watermelon left on the beach….”

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