Horses wet, but in stable condition

Percheron pulled to safety after two bolt, take surprise dip in canal

Volunteers pull one of two carriage horses to safety south of Grande River Winery after it and the other horse in the carriage’s harness bolted into the Government Highline Canal Friday. The three people riding in the carriage were unharmed. Due to the steepness of the canal bank, rescuers had to dig a trench from which they were able to pull the horse to safety. The horse-drawn carriage is used to tour wineries in the Palisade area. Both horses made it safely out of the water.



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Volunteers pull one of two carriage horses to safety south of Grande River Winery after it and the other horse in the carriage’s harness bolted into the Government Highline Canal Friday. The three people riding in the carriage were unharmed. Due to the steepness of the canal bank, rescuers had to dig a trench from which they were able to pull the horse to safety. The horse-drawn carriage is used to tour wineries in the Palisade area. Both horses made it safely out of the water.

When the second horse finally came out of Highline Canal Friday evening, more than two dozen people gathered on both sides applauded. The relief was palpable. Near the end of a wine tour…




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