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Blind Horse in Palm Beach County Rescued From Family Swimming Pool

Offbeat  (tags: eldelry blind horse, fell into family pool, animal rescue team, rescued casper, unharmed )

- 2940 days ago -
Casper, a 26 year-old blind horse had been grazing in the front yard of his home, when he mistakenly wandered into the back yard and fell into the family pool.


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Carol H (229)
Monday June 27, 2011, 6:27 am
noted, thanks Simone

Maria p (151)
Monday June 27, 2011, 9:48 am
OMG, what a story, glade this poor horse was saved

Gina A (1)
Monday June 27, 2011, 10:16 am
Happy that the horse is okay.

Sarah G (109)
Monday June 27, 2011, 10:51 am
Very glad he is ok-- but I do not understand why the pool was not fenced off; this is very dangerous!

Gudrun D (447)
Monday June 27, 2011, 10:52 am
I'm glad he wasn't hurt - thank you Simone.

Brittany D (28)
Monday June 27, 2011, 11:22 am
I'm so glad he is alright. I'm surprised he wasn't hurt.

Lisa Neste (202)
Monday June 27, 2011, 12:21 pm
Close call! Why did this happen in the first place? Recipe for disaster. Thanks,Simone!

Dan S (9)
Monday June 27, 2011, 12:43 pm
I can imagine the panic he must have felt. Thanks for sharing Simone.

Ruth C (87)
Monday June 27, 2011, 12:49 pm
The owners should know better then to allow him to be wandering around, he is Blind!!

Valerie W (52)
Monday June 27, 2011, 2:37 pm
Read & noted, thanks Simone! SO happy Casper wasn't injured, & was able to be rescued! Those people are lucky a horse of that age didn't have a heart attack & die due to the stress & trauma, especially not being able to see! And, another thing, those owners had no business letting a blind & old horse wander around unsupervised, to be able to fall into the pool in the first place!

DORIS L (61)
Monday June 27, 2011, 4:33 pm
Thank goodness he wasn';t hurt and was able to be rescued!

Claudia O (73)
Monday June 27, 2011, 4:53 pm
Critters can sure get themselves into trouble. We have a blind dog that has to be watched very closely, but he is very good at obeying voice commands. He copes better than I would!

Pamela K (13)
Monday June 27, 2011, 4:57 pm
Glad he is OK and none the worse for the experience.

Joy M (168)
Monday June 27, 2011, 6:38 pm
God was with him, thank goodness he is safe now.. Thanks for such a lovely story...

T. A. H (39)
Monday June 27, 2011, 7:22 pm
I had visions of him falling in a pool drained of water and being seriously hurt. So glad this mighty guy is back in his home.

MmAway M (519)
Monday June 27, 2011, 7:31 pm
Oh Simone, while I was reading the article at site, actually found out I was holding my beathing! Thank goodness this had a happy ending and THANK YOU...

Jeanne M (84)
Monday June 27, 2011, 7:34 pm
Love a happy ending - thanks, Simone!

janet f (29)
Monday June 27, 2011, 8:46 pm
A successful save!!!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday June 27, 2011, 9:41 pm
Happy ending!

Susan S (187)
Monday June 27, 2011, 11:52 pm
Thankfully Casper was saved. Maybe horses have 9 lives as well as cats!

Tuesday June 28, 2011, 5:13 am
I agree with the negative comments. I felt really angry that this poor horse was not protected from this danger.. What WERE his owners thnking?? ( I suppose they weren't!) It is a tremendous responsibity to have any blind animal and only people who are constantly vigilent for the animals' welfare should be allowed to keep them! I am so glad that it turned out well! Thanks Simone!

Kay M (347)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 6:51 am

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 10:48 am
wonderfully noted! ty

Irene P (26)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 1:24 pm
Noted thank you.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 3:32 pm
I'm glad that the horse was safe.

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 29, 2011, 9:54 am
Hope Casper will be OK. These animals depend on humans for their well being. The humans should have been more careful and made sure the horse couldn't wonder into the backyard. That being said, it's great that they are still caring for the horse.
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