PONY Hoisted From Ditch Using Heavy Equipment

PONY Hoisted From Ditch Using Heavy Equipment

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Firefighters in Britain hoisted a 24-year-old pony that became stuck in a water-filled ditch.

According to United Press International, the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service used heavy equipment.

Crews responded to the ditch in Cadnam after the pony, named Hector, became stuck.

An animal officer sedated Hector then the firemen hoisted the small horse using a specialist rescue vehicle.

“This was a particularly technical rescue with a number of obstacles to overcome,” Jim Green, an animal rescue adviser said.

Green said it demonstrates the benefit of years of investment in knowledge and skills.

Meanwhile, firefighters and animal officers rescued a horse whose hind legs fell through the floor of its barn stall.

According to various reports online, the horse’s legs straddled a support beam under the floor.

The rescuers came up with a plan to place straps around the 1,600-pound horse and slide her out.

“[W]e pulled the skid mat at the same time. There was actually plenty of room for its legs,” fire crew chief Tim Sirois said.

The rescuers said Mulan suffered only minor injuries from the incident which took place in New Hampshire, United States.

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