Horse insurance: Fire crew helps trapped animal

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Horse insurance: Fire crew helps trapped animal

The importance of horse insurance has been highlighted by an incident in which emergency service crews were required to free a trapped animal.

A mount became stuck in a ditch on land in Great Maplestead, the Daily Gazette reported.

Fire fighters from Halstead responded to the emergency call with a rescue vehicle and spent an hour attending to the animal.

Strops were used to winch the horse free from its position and were able to successfully release the mount.

Commenting on the incident, station officer Peter Robertson said: "The horse had fallen in a bit of a rut and got himself trapped and landed on his back hind."

He added that the animal was unhurt following its ordeal and left the scene without veterinary assistance.

Last month, the Reading Chronicle reported that emergency service personnel were needed to free an animal from a ditch in Aldermaston.

A vet was required to attend the scene in order to calm the distressed mount, but the mare was uninjured in the ordeal.

April 18th 2011

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