RSPCA rescues marshland pony and foal from 'certain death' in South Wales
Wednesday 18 April 2012
The RSCPA have rescued a pony and her foal in Gower, South Wales who would have been likely to die had they not intervened.
The mare’s back hoof had become caught in a matted tangle of her mane and the pair were in danger of the approaching tide on the Loughhor Estuary marshland.
The RSPCA rescue followed a call to them from a member of the public who reported the marshland pony had collapsed with a young foal standing next to her.
RSCPA inspectors Nigel Duguid and Neill Manley came to the pony’s rescue as they restrained her and cut her back foot free from her own mane with a sharp knife.
After a short while, the mare was able to get back on her feet and on the move.
RSPCA Inspector Neill Manley said: “There is little doubt in my mind that, taking into account the remote location and the nature of the potential hazard from the tide, had we not intervened and freed this pony it is quite likely that both the pony and her foal would have died.”
Find out more about the rescue over on the RSPCA website or watch the video below.