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Warning to riders after horse gets stuck in mud
10:42am Monday 16th June 2014 in News
RIDERS are being urged to stick to designated paths after a horse became stuck in a bog in Hampshire.
The animal sank into the mud after straying from a bridle path near Ibsley and losing its footing on uneven ground.
The animal was eventually helped to its feet after being moved to firmer ground and returned to its stables.
Animal rescue specialist Jim Green said it was a “laborious job” and added: “Riders may feel that due to the recent good weather that going across forests and fields will be safe.
“But given the rainfall experienced earlier this year, many areas are still heavily waterlogged and may be hazardous to horses and their owners."
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