Trapped horse rescued from ditch in Northamptonshire

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Fire crews were called to rescue a horse in Northamptonshire on Sunday after it fell into a ditch.

The firefighters arrived shortly after 11am to Deene Road, just outside the village of Harringworth.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service control room said: “One appliance from Corby and a specialist Animal Rescue Unit from Wellingborough attended this incident.

“This was one adult horse aged 16 years and 17.3 hands in height that had fallen down the ditch and was trapped on its side.

“Crews used specialist animal rescue harnesses and lifting strops with to free the horse.

“The horse had no apparent injuries and was left in care of its owners and a vet to undergo a thorough assessment. The rider was also uninjured.”