Neighbor John Deward saw a horse in serious distress and, concerned, called emergency services for help. His property’s back fence abuts directly to the horse paddock where he noticed the downed horse. The time of his call was at mid-day and the Fire Service volunteers wasted no time bringing assistance.
Deward told perth.now, “There are three horses in the paddock and they often just lean on the fence while they are eating.” He believes the horse might have slipped on the soft ground in parts of the paddock, and gone down.
The combined efforts of the volunteers from Summertown CFS and Deward freed up the horse. First they had to cut if free of the fencing wire in which it was entangled. They while the horse was still stuck in the ditch, they gave him a close check for abrasions and more serious injuries. Finding the animal in good shape but frightened and worn out, the men then helped the animal back to its feet. They had to keep it calm and steady it until it regained its ability to stand on its own.
It appeared that the horse was stuck in the ditch for a while.
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