Friday, May 06, 2016

Hapless horse said to be in stable condition after somehow getting stuck on top of gate

A horse is said to be in a stable conditionafter having to be rescued after it somehow managed to get stuck on top of a gate.

Fire crews were called to Adlington Equestrian Centre near Macclesfield, Cheshire, on Monday afternoon to help the poor mare after she found herself in an awkward situation. Her front legs were on one side of the railings, and her rear legs on the other.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said two fire engines, one from Poynton and one from Bollington, were sent to the centre to support the Bollington Animal Rescue Unit. Around 10 crew members worked to free the horse by removing the gate. The animal, who is 16.2 hands, then walked unaided into the stable.

The CFRS said they arrived on scene at 2.42pm and left just before 4pm, adding: “A horse stuck on top of a gate needed rescuing by firefighters and the service’s animal rescue unit. A safe area of work and a cordon was set up to enable the crews to assess the situation. They were able to remove the gate to enable the horse to be released and walk, unaided, into the stable.”

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