Firefighters rescue horse in trouble near Telford

Firefighters were sent in three fire engines to help a horse up after it fell in a field.

Firefighters were called to help a horse up after it fell in a field. Pic: @TomHatfieldRE
Firefighters were called to help a horse up after it fell in a field. Pic: @TomHatfieldRE

The horse fell and was too weak to get back up in Walton, High Ercall, on Friday evening.

Firefighters were called to help a horse up after it fell in a field. Pic: @TomHatfieldRE

Fire crews assisted and left it in the care of a vet.

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "At 6.47pm we received a call reporting an incident classified as animal rescue in Telford.

Firefighters were called to help a horse up after it fell in a field. Pic: @TomHatfieldRE

"Three fire appliances including the rescue tender were mobilised from Shrewsbury and Wellington. An operations officer was in attendance.

"This incident involved a horse which had fallen. Horse was assisted to a standing position using specialist animal rescue equipment and left in care of vet."

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