This was the bizarre sight that awaited Jason Harschbarger when he heard his horse making noises on the hill above his house in Pullman, West Virginia.
The silly young filly, called Gracie, had to be cut free with a chainsaw after getting her head caught in a tree.
Mr Harschbarger, who took the picture before cutting her loose, says she suffered only minor injuries.
He said: 'She has a few cuts on her face and ear. Last I heard her jaw was a little dislocated but I think it is healing up and she can eat on her own again.'
I guess that's what happens when you start horsing around!