Last Saturday afternoon the Polk County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a horse trapped in a pond near Sleepy Hill Road in Lakeland.
Deputies found the 20-year-old mare Quarter horse stuck in about six feet of water. The surrounding area of the pond had decomposing wood much and muck making it difficult for the horse to find solid ground. Members of the Agriculture Unit were requested and arrived with the Florida Department of Agriculture’s SART (State Agriculture Rescue Team) Equipment Trailer and began an emergency rescue.
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