A vet checks out the 30-year-old gelding Houdini after he went missing for days in the "wild."
A drone with infrared technology provided by Multicopter Warehouse
spotted the gelding that went missing near Castle Rock. “We are so glad we were able to make this search a success,” the company said on social media.
Houdini was reportedly buried in scrub oak and fence. His aged body was cut and sore. A veterinarian tended to the bay who was still in good body condition after three days on his own. He is now resting comfortably, according to his owner Kari Edge.
Houdini is a special member of Edge’s family. He visits patients at a nursing home and safely teaches the youngest riders the ropes of riding.
Edge said the gelding escaped through a latched, but unlocked ranch gate. Houdini’s escape route has since been fixed, so he’ll have to settle for the views from home with a stay-cation.