Pencil, a horse that fell through the ice on a pond on a Melbourne farm, stands up after being pulled from the water and onto the bank on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 in Campbell County, Ky. Nearly 40 firefighters worked in frigid temperatures for more than an hour to rescue the horse. Doug Oldiges,owner, says the horse might have gone to the pond looking for water to drink because the heater on his water trough had stopped working
Doug Oldiges breaks the ice around his horse, Pencil, as firefighters and members of the Northern Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Team arrive at the scene after Pencil fell through the ice on a pond on Oldiges' farm in Melbourne, Ky, on Wednesday
Pencil the walking horse is back at home after being rescued from an icy pond in northern Kentucky where he was stuck for more than an hour. The Kentucky Enquirer reported that it took nearly 40 firefighters, including members of the Northern Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Team, to get the horse out Wednesday.
Pencil's owner, Doug Oldiges, said the horse might have gone to the pond looking for water to drink because the heater on his water trough had stopped working.
Oldiges said a veterinarian will monitor Pencil to make sure the horse has no continuing effects from the incident.
The Associated Press: Pencil the horse rescued from icy Kentucky pond