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Elderly horse rescued

Not this horse Horse (courtesy: Carollne)

He falls in a stream in Exford

An elderly horse enjoying an afternoon in the summer sunshine has been rescued by the fire service after falling in a stream in Exford, North Devon.

The 30-year-old, 16-hand tall horse (that's about five feet four), being trapped, needed the help of a specialist fire-service rescue team from Barnstaple along with an animal rescue tactical advisor. 

Fire crews from Barnstaple we joined by more help from Minehead and Porlock, as well as a  vet who sedated the horse to keep it calm during the ordeal. 

The horse was rescued using a manual method with strops and ropes and was still under sedation when crews retrieved left him in the care of his owner and the vet. 


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