REDMOND, Wash., May 29 (UPI) —
A Washington state woman said rescuers got help from a telepathic animal communicator when they found her horse trapped in a ravine.
Barbara Linstedt said Gemma, her 4-year-old Norwegian fjord, escaped Monday from her stall at the Saddle Rock Stables in Redmond and caretakers spent hours searching for the 800-pound horse before calling in horse communicator Joan Ranquet, The Seattle Times reported Wednesday.
Linstedt said Ranquet used her abilities to communicate telepathically with the horse and determine she was trapped in a tight space near shrubbery where she could hear both road noise and water.
Linstedt said she decided Ranquet must be referring to the ravine, and Gemma was found on a ledge about 70 feet down.
Rescuers led by the Washington State Animal Response Team put a helmet and harness on Gemma Tuesday and they were able to lift her up using pulleys.
"It’s amazing," Linstedt said. "It’s an absolute miracle that we found her and got her out."