Two Clydesdales Rescued From Frozen Lake With Chainsaws


How wonderful to hear about the people coming together to help the horses! What an awesome, heartwarming rescue!

Two Clydesdales escaped from their historic farm and found themselves in deep water “literally” after falling through the ice on a frozen lake.

Gunther and Wilhelm, the two draft horses, broke out of their field at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Pennsylvania.
The geldings were found less than a mile from their home stranded up to their necks in freezing water. A neighbor happened to spot them in the middle of the lake with their binoculars and immediately called for help.

Firefighters were called to the scene for the two 1500-pound Clydesdales in need of rescuing. However, because of their size and distance from shore there was no way to lift them out of the water.

Instead, the rescuers used chainsaws to cut a path through the ice to shore. Once the path was made the horses were guided through it to safety. They were pulled to shore where a veterinarian was waiting to examine them.

The whole town came out to help bringing blankets, heaters and even a boat.

Both were wet, cold and hungry with a few minor scrapes. They both immediately started to eat the hay that was offered to them. The vet started both on IV fluids to prevent colic and continued to monitor them.

THANK YOU for being the Clydesdales “Angels on Earth” God Bless You & your Courage & Compassion! So thankful the horses are alright.

Watch the amazing rescue in the video below:


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