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Woman, horse survive fall in Carmel Valley

On Thursday, Cowie and Mackie have been strolling alongside a path when one step went horribly unsuitable.

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. — Cay Cowie and her 14-year-old horse, Mackie, have been finest buddies for years. They’re visiting Carmel Valley from Arizona for the summer season. 


On Thursday, Cowie and Mackie have been strolling alongside a path when one step went horribly unsuitable. 

“We slid down,” mentioned Cowie. “We each went down on our knees. I have a visual of her legs going down.”

Cowie mentioned in about 10 seconds, she realized she was in bother and it was too late to show again.

“It collapsed and we rolled down the mountain about 150 feet and slid some,” mentioned Cowie. “She actually tried running back up the mountain and the mountain kept collapsing.”

“I thought somebody was coming, but there was nobody,” mentioned Cowie. 

Cowie known as her grandson, Mikey.

”It was fairly scary,” mentioned Mikey. “It could have been the scariest thing. They both got really lucky and they’re both tough.”

Help was, in truth, on the way in which.

Cowie mentioned she will’t thank San Diego Fire-Rescue, the San Diego Humane Society, and the completely different rescue groups sufficient for his or her bravery.

”So it’s a miracle,” mentioned Cowie. “They were amazing.”

Miraculously, the 2 are bodily doing properly. Cowie mentioned she tore some pores and skin right here on her toes. Mackie has some cuts. It’s the emotional toll that may take time. 

”The two of us as soon as once more have to work on our relationship,” mentioned Cowie. “She’s fearful. She’s never had all four feet off the ground before.”

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