DERBYSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service were called out to an unusual call yesterday to fix a sticky situation.
The piebald horse, who is called Kyrone and is five years old, was covered in so much mud, his colour could not be determined.
After being rescued from the mud, the horse was hosed down and was soon "back on his feet and being pampered."
A fire spokesperson said that it was "another successful animal rescue by our specialist animal rescue crews."
The force used their brand new unimog vehicle, a huge 7.5 tonne four wheel drive rescue vehicle, to assist with the rescue.
Unimogs have been used by the Red Cross to assist international disasters including the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
A specialist animal rescue crew from Matlock was called in, as were crews from Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton.