Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rangers Rescue Horse At Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

DEC Forest Rangers helping to free Chance from under a small foot bridgeAccording to a press released issued by the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), on September 10th at 12:09 pm, Warren County 911 transferred a call to DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch from a man reporting his horse was stuck on a trail in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area.

The horse, named Chance, had slipped on a small bridge, fell, and became trapped underneath. Forest Rangers Arthur Perryman, Benjamin Baldwin, and Charles Kabrehl responded to assist in freeing the horse. The Rangers said the bridge was temporarily dismantled to allow the horse to leverage itself back on its feet.

DEC Forest Rangers and Chance

Rangers reported that they walked the man and his horse out to the trailhead. The horse had minor abrasions and was taken in for veterinary care as a precaution.

Photos, from above: DEC Forest Rangers helping to free Chance from under a small foot bridge; and DEC Forest Rangers and Chance (photos provided by DEC).

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9 Responses

  1. Linda Berger says:

    The Rangers are the very best!!!
    Thank heavens the horse is ok.
    Thank you Rangers for all You do.

  2. AdirondackResident says:

    Hey- where is the age of the horse?

    Just KIDDING.

  3. Terry says:

    What the hell is the matter with people riding horses.

  4. Terry says:

    Let me rephrase that
    what the hell is the matter with people.
    why the hell are they still riding horses

    • Dan says:

      For the same reasons people hike, ski, bike, climb, hunt, fish, trap, snowmobile, camp or any other activity; because they like it! And so do the horses.

  5. Pat B says:

    Thankfully both rider and horse are OK barring scrapes and scratches. It appears the rider was wearing a helmet. Without that, the outcome could have been much worse.

  6. Janie says:

    Great job by Rangers. Riders should probably dismount on slippery or unknown footing.

    • Suji says:

      My old horse had a fear of little wooden bridges, and I would always get off and lead her across. She was smart!

  7. Dick Carlson says:

    Good job Art! You could rescue a broken heart!

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