ROLLING HILLS (CBSLA.com) —An injured horse suffered injuries after falling 100 feet down an embankment on Monday evening. The rider was evidently able to make it to safety.
The call came in just before 5:30 p.m. Monday and was reported to be in the vicinity of Horse Shoe and Country lanes in Rolling Hills Estates.
The ground along the side of the mountain, where the horse settled after sliding down the embankment, was described by LA County Fire officials as unstable.
Paramedics were working to save the animal as of 6 p.m., and LA County Fire reported at 7:30 p.m. that the horse’s injuries were minor, and that the animal was able to stand on all four legs.
Crews, including Urban Search and Rescue, used ropes, tackles and other devices as they tried to lift the horse up out of it’s unstable ground. The use of a helicopter was out of the question, due to the area being heavily wooded.
The horse appeared to be a gray and was lying on its side with crews fighting to keep the area lit as night approached.
The rider did not appear to be injured.