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Stable staff rescue horse that had swum out to sea

Stable staff rescue horse that had swum out to sea

A potentially alarming situation was avoided at Lady Bay in Warrnambool on Tuesday thanks to the quick actions of stable worker Jordyn Billings, who rescued a horse that had swum out to sea. The horse, trained by Symon Wilde, had become separated from its rider and was heading towards the open ocean. Billings, with the assistance of Paddy Bell, a former trackwork rider for Black Caviar, who was at the beach with his partner Maddie Raymond, took control of a fishing boat and pursued the horse, eventually guiding it back to shore.

 

“It was pretty incredible,” Wilde told Racing.com. “We had a horse at the beach that tripped on some seaweed, causing the rider to slip off. For some reason, the horse started swimming straight out to sea. They were watching and hoping it would turn around, but it just kept going. A fisherman had just arrived at the jetty, so the girls asked if they could use his boat to go after the horse. One of my employees removed her shoes and jumper, jumped into the water, climbed onto the horse’s back, and steered it back towards the bay.”