25-year-old horse dies after falling down Thousand Oaks hillside

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The Ventura County Fire Department posted this photo of Sara on Twitter on April 25, 2021.

The Ventura County Fire Department posted this photo of Sara on Twitter on April 25, 2021.

A horse that fell down a Thousand Oaks hillside and became wedged against a retaining wall on Sunday morning, later died despite rescue team efforts, the Ventura County Fire Department reported.

Sara, a 1,000-pound horse, was in a “precarious position,” but safely extricated by an animal rescue team through the use of ropes and pulleys around 10:18 a.m., the Fire Department said in a tweet. Sara was hoisted to the top of the hill and was evaluated by a veterinarian at the scene.

Fire officials tweeted they were “hoping for a good outcome.”

Unfortunately, despite the “best efforts of the firefighters and vet on scene,” the brown horse perished a short time later, according to an update posted by the Fire Department at 11:36 a.m.

No other information was released.

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