A ROPE harness was used to rescue much-loved pet horse Jamaica after she lost her footing and slid down an embankment at about 7.30am on Thursday 20 July. Owner Brenda Robinson, of Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston South, said the 39-year-old mare could not regain her footing in the wet and muddy conditions, and lay stranded in the cold for half an hour.
Frankston SES crews slung ropes around the horse’s middle and lifted her into a standing position while a vet checked her condition. Ms Robinson, Jamaica’s second owner over the past 10 years, said she was “very happy” with the work of the rescue crews. “They did a wonderful job,” she said. “Jamaica is up, eating and moving around and the vet says she is okay.”