Rescuers freeing Kiparra the horse after she became trapped in mud
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Missing horse rescued from muddy ditch in Australia

15 August 2013 Last updated at 16:21 BST

A rescue operation has taken place in Australia to retrieve a missing horse which was close to death after becoming trapped in a muddy ditch for several days.

The mare - called Kiparra - was finally found by her owners in a remote corner of a farm in the Blue Mountains but was stuck fast and completely exhausted.

Tom Bayly reports.