Miniature horse rescued from rooftop after flooding in Japan

Leaf, a 9-year-old mare, was found on a roof in Japan after severe flooding.
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Leaf, a 9-year-old mare, was found on a roof in Japan after severe flooding.

Credit: Courtesy of Peace Winds Japan

Credit: Courtesy of Peace Winds Japan

She may be small, but a 9-year-old mare got on her high horse last week and moved to a rooftop when flooding devastated western Japan.

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Leaf, who is used for animal therapy at the Life Town Mabi facility for the elderly went missing July 6 along with her colt, Earth, when flooding hit the Machibo district of

Kurashiki, news.com.au reported.

Officials believed the horses had drowned, but on Monday the mare was found on a roof a few miles away by Peace Winds, a disaster relief charity, The Japan Times reported.

The horse was caked in mud and lost her footing, falling more than 6 feet to the ground, The Japan Times reported.

Leaf suffered only minor injuries to one leg, news.au.com reported.