“The Boards In The Barn Just Broke And She Fell Into The Pit”
When Marek Słodkowski discovered that his horse Freedom accidentally fell into a maintenance pit in his barn in Poland he called local firefighters to help him bring her to safety.
Marek has spent thirteen years of his life raising horses. Tragedies like these are difficult, but when they come along, they tend to knock all of the wind completely out of our sails. Just imagine how sad it would be to walk into your barn one morning and find what Marek found.
According to goodfullness.com:
On one fateful morning, Marek was stunned and horrified to discover his horse had taken a serious spill and become stuck in a maintenance pit as a result. Since the average horse can weigh anywhere from 800 pounds to well over a ton, it was safe to say that Marek was not going to be able to remove the animal on his own. No one knows exactly how long the horse named Freedom was stuck before Marek found her.
Marek’s first idea was to place some hay inside of the pit, as a means of allowing Freedom to gain her footing. But this plan was not enough to help her get out of the hole and the farmer knew that he would have to come up with something else…and fast! From there, he knew that it was time to contact the fire department and during these desperate moments, he made a heartbreaking plea.
Begging Freedom not to die, he pleaded for a sign of hope that she could hold on until the fire department could arrive and provide her with the rescue that she so desperately needed. The fire department would also need a sign that she was going to be okay before they were willing to drop everything and make the trip out to Marek’s barn.
It was at this moment that the most magical thing happened. Freedom was able to stand up and with the use of her front legs, she signaled her willingness to try and get herself out of this hole that she found herself in.
All it took was a little bit of extra pulling and tugging from the firefighters and Freedom was back out of the hole. A story like this could have had a much sadder ending than the one that was experienced and we are sure that Marek will never allow something like this to happen ever again.”