Shire horse rescued after ice fall
Monday 06 December 2010
A 22-year-old shire horse has had to be rescued in the Isle of Man after it slipped and fell on an ice patch.
The horse, called Lady, crashed to the floor at the island's Home of Rest for Old Horses in Braddan on Saturday.
Fire crews were called for assistance after staff at the home failed to lift the weight of the horse.
It took the emergency services two hours of using specialist slings, lifting equipment and man power to get the shire horse back on its feet.
The vet and staff at the home then rubbed its legs to bring back the circulation and it was able to walk back to its stable.
A fire service spokesman said: "After a night's rest in her stable Lady is responding well and staff are hopeful that she will be none the worse for her ordeal."