Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office found themselves making an unusual rescue early on Wednesday morning. A miniature horse somehow got herself stuck in a cattle grid built into a road outside Clarkdale, Arizona.
It was still dark, so drivers were apparently having a hard time seeing the horse.
Enlisting the help of a ranch hand and neighbour in the area, YCSO deputies worked to free the little horse.
Although the use of a tractor was considered to help lift the animal, they decided to attempt lifting her out by hand, using straps placed under her mid-section.
Luckily, the effort was a success.
Rescuers learned her name was "Coffee" and that she lived on a ranch in the area.
The ranch hand returned her to a secure area on the ranch.
A large-animal vet arrived a short time later to check on Coffee’s injury.
Coffee had a minor flesh wound on one of her legs, apparently caused when she fell into the grid. But otherwise, she was fine.