An injured horse found wandering alone in a northeastern Oregon wilderness has been rescued.
KATU-TV reports that the 8-year-old horse named Sandy was led out of the Wallowa Mountains last week and is recovering at the Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada.
She’s in the care of the horse rescue group Sound Equine Options and is scheduled for surgery at Oregon State University on Tuesday.
A U.S. Forest Service lookout on Mule Peak spotted the horse several weeks ago. He called for help after spotting her again a week later.
The horse had an injured left back leg but was led out after veterinarians said the 6-mile trip would be safe after giving her painkillers.
It’s not clear who owns Sandy or how she suffered the injuries.