On Friday, four horses fell off of a trail into a ravine in Orange County, California while on a four day, 62 mile journey from San Juan Capistrano to the Corona and Norca area, KCAL 9 News in Los Angeles reported.
One horse sadly died, while three others had to be rescued from the Trabuco Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest. An animal rescue team was sent to bring the horses to safety. One horse walked out on his own thanks to a path created by rescue workers. The two other horses, which were trapped, were tranquilized and lifted out by helicopters.
The horses soared through the sky – it surely is a remarkable site – and landed safely in an empty field. The horses rested while the tranquilizers wore off, were checked over by a veterinarian and are expected to be fine.
Three riders were also badly injured and airlifted by helicopter to a hospital. According to KCAL 9 News, the riders are also safe and sound and will recover.
It’s still unclear how the horses toppled off the trail, but luckily three of them could be saved. Check out the amazing footage.