First arriving units found "Sundance" stuck in the mud up to her belly and unable to move.
With assistance from the Clay City-Harrison Township Fire Department, Coal City Community Fire Department and the Clay County Emergency Management Agency, the A.E.R.T. team was able to extricate the horse from the mud and move her to safety.
Crews were on the scene for approximately two hours.
The horse owner had contacted the Clay County Sheriff's Department for assistance, who then activated the A.E.R.T. group.
A.E.R.T. District 7 team was initially formed in November 2009 and currently has approximately 16 members.
Several have been trained in Technical Large Animal Rescue, Animal De-Con and Emergency Animal Sheltering.
The group is all volunteer and is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing the safe and humane extrication of injured, entrapped or sick animals.
District 7 covers Clay, Greene, Vigo, Sullivan, Owen, Parke, Vermillion and Putnam counties.
It is under the leadership of Victoria Hill.
For more information regarding the group, call 812-878-0216.