Cowboys Save Horse Stuck in Drain Hole on Beale

(Charlie Neibergall / AP)

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By Kelli Sutterman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of cowboys in Memphis for a roping competition helped save a horse on Beale Street.

Philip Murrah told WREG-TV that he and four buddies were eating at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Saturday when they noticed the problem. A horse had slipped on a bunch of manure and its back legs had gone into a drain hole in the street.

The cowboys took charge, sliding the horse back out of the drain.

The horse walked away without a scratch but Murrah was covered in manure.

That didn't stop the restaurant from welcoming him and the others back and giving them free drinks.

Murrah said, "They give us the biggest applause and stuff when we got the horse out of there. It was really cool."

The men were in Memphis for the United States Team Roping Championships.

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