A vet, his parents and a band of volunteers have conducted a two-hour rescue of a horse that was stuck in mud up to its neck, south of Adelaide.
Shadow had just moved to its "retirement paddock" at the age of 28 when it fell into a muddy pit full of reeds last night at Myponga, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Country Fire Service (CFS) and State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers helped vet James Meyer rescue the horse from its predicament.
Dr Meyer said it was "as bright as a button" at its check-up this morning.
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