Horse falls into hole after manhole cover gives way in Altadena

A horse named Cowboy found it a tough trot home in Altadena when he stepped on a manhole cover that gave way.

The man riding the horse, Damon Scott, managed to leap from the horse to safety. But the horse became trapped in the manhole along Lincoln Avenue, KTLA-TV reported.

Scott and two other riders tried to pull Cowboy out. Scott even climbed into the hole to loosen Cowboy's saddle.

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Photo: Horse named Cowboy after falling down manhole cover. Credit: Ara Badashian

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