Horse rescued after kicking through bottom of moving horsebox
Monday 18 June 2012
A horse has been rescued by firefighters in Gloucestershire after it managed to kick through the bottom of its horsebox while in transit.
Firefighters were called to rescue the trapped horse on the B4077 near Stanway in Gloucestershire just before 11am on Sunday 17 June 2012.
Speaking after the incident, Crew Commander Woodward – one of the firefighters who attended the scene, said that while travelling, the horse had become agitated and managed to kick through the bottom of the horsebox.
As a result, both of the horse’s front legs became trapped.
Thankfully, an observant driver travelling behind the horsebox managed to flag the vehicle down and got them to stop.
When the firefighters arrived at the scene, the horse had been sedated by a vet to allow them to dismantle the horsebox and release the animal safely.
The horse was then moved to the safety of a nearby field where the vet thoroughly examined the animal.
Thankfully, the horse was not badly injured although the animal did suffer some minor cuts.