Astro the Horse Rescued by her Owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)

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This Picture Story is about a Rescued horse named Astro, which fell into the quagmire on the Gulf coast near Melbourne, For three hours her owner Nicole Graham was trying to keep Astro get on the surface in the slowly foundered mud.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)

Nicole Graham and her little daughter went on the 18-year old horse named Astro on a horseback ride along the south coast of Melbourne. Suddenly hes horse stumbled in the mud bog near the Gulf.
Nicole withdrew her daughter to a safe place and then returned to Astro. Animal weighing almost half a ton was gradually foundered into the quagmire.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
Astro rapidly sank, and all the attempts from the lady were failed and astro even foundered more.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
Nicole’s Daughter ran to their car and called for help. Nicole calmed Astro and was trying to keep her on the surface, until somebody comes to help.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
In addition to the team of veterinarians arrived a group of firefighters.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
Firefighters used a hose and a winch, but many attempts were not succeeded.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
One local farmer gave his tractor to pull the horse out of the quagmire.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
With the help of a helicopter, and tractor in the end, after all, Astro came out.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
After the terrible three hours rescuers managed to pull Astro out of the quagmire.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
Graham said: “It was horrible. It was very painful to see that my horse was tired to fight.”
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
Things could have ended very sad, if there would have not been a courageous horse owner, and the same time group of rescuers.
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)
They managed. Like in the movies, in the last minute …
Astro the horse rescued by her owner Nicole Graham (12 Photos)