(WRIC/CNN) — Talk about horsepower!
Video of two horses that recently pulled a stuck semi-truck up a hill in icy conditions is going viral.
A typical workday for horses Molly and Prince consists of pulling logs or sleighs, but their recent accomplishment truly amazed even their owner.
“A truck driver called me and said he was stuck in the driveway, so driving home from Maple and thinking to myself, I don’t know how I’m going to get him out of there because my tractor wouldn’t be doing much in this ice,” the horses’ owner, Jacob Hershberger, recalled.
That’s when he thought of Molly and Prince.
“And the truck driver was questioning me the whole time I was harnessing them up and he said,” Hershberger explained. “I don’t see this working but I said, what are we out of. We’re going to give it a try.”
After a couple of heaves, the horses make their way uphill, with the truck driver hitting the gas to give them an extra push.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Hershberger.
“He was lost for words,” he added of the truck driver. “He said I cannot believe that a team of horses pulled my truck up that hill.”
Neither of the Belgians, which are considered workhorses, were injured during the climb.