Horse rescued from mud by crane gets new home

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CHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania horse that was lifted to safety by a crane after getting stuck in the mud earlier in October has a new home on a Virginia farm.

Rescuers used a crane to pull Cyrus the Clydesdale from the mud at Thornbury Farm Stables near Philadelphia. A farm employee believes another horse likely scared Cyrus and he ran into the mud.

Stable manager Penny Parker tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the 18-year-old Cyrus was upset after the rescue operation and didn’t calm down until another horse, Ghost, was brought in to keep him company. Parker says it would be traumatic to separate the pair now, so Ghost will be joining Cyrus with his new family in Virginia.

Cyrus left Pennsylvania for Virginia on on Oct. 15.