Rescue operation to save horse trapped in ditch

Daily Echo: Rescue operation to save horse trapped in ditch Rescue operation to save horse trapped in ditch

A MAJOR operation took place to save a horse trapped in a deep ditch.

The 23-year-old mare Rosy was trapped in the ditch with running water and surrounded by brambles and branches near Woodlands in the New Forest.

Hampshire fire services animal rescue specialists from Lyndhurst were alerted while a min digger was used cut away some of the bank fo the ditch.

The fire service using specialist equipment then managed to lift the horsed out of the ditch before she was examined buy a vet.

Rosey was then led back to a nearby stable block.

Rescue specialist Anton Phillips said: "I am pleased to report that this 23 year old mare Rosy, who is a much loved family pet and former show jumper has made a full recovery much to the relief of her owners."

“This incident is an excellent example of good partnership working between the fire and rescue service and veterinary experts in ensuring the safe rescue of distressed animals.”

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6:23pm Fri 15 Feb 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

In a burger near you soon
In a burger near you soon SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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6:30pm Fri 15 Feb 13

bazzeroz says...

That's a 'burger' innit!
That's a 'burger' innit! bazzeroz
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6:44pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sparkster says...

here we go again with the jokes never mind the trauma the animal goes through
here we go again with the jokes never mind the trauma the animal goes through sparkster
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8:58pm Fri 15 Feb 13

geoff51 says...

Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.
Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day. geoff51
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9:41pm Fri 15 Feb 13

J.P.M says...

geoff51 wrote:
Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.
That's funny - I saw you in morrisons in Totton last week.....or were you just having a break from chewton glen?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.[/p][/quote]That's funny - I saw you in morrisons in Totton last week.....or were you just having a break from chewton glen? J.P.M
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10:09pm Fri 15 Feb 13

sparkster says...

Yes geoff51 the same tired jokes which werent funny the first time around
Yes geoff51 the same tired jokes which werent funny the first time around sparkster
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1:05am Sat 16 Feb 13

bazzeroz says...

geoff51 wrote:
Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.
If I'm a halfwit are you the other half? P.rick! It's not very often I have a laugh these days what with the aerosole government we have and SCC taking the p.iss. Hey ho.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.[/p][/quote]If I'm a halfwit are you the other half? P.rick! It's not very often I have a laugh these days what with the aerosole government we have and SCC taking the p.iss. Hey ho. bazzeroz
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1:15am Sat 16 Feb 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Has no one else noticed a spelling mistake that even a 1 year old wouldn't easily make?
Has no one else noticed a spelling mistake that even a 1 year old wouldn't easily make? Ginger_cyclist
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6:41am Sat 16 Feb 13

stay local says...

I just wonder who paid for the price of this rescue? Whilst I appreciate this animal is loved and cared for,this rescue must have cost the fire service and the tax payer several thousands of pounds.
I just wonder who paid for the price of this rescue? Whilst I appreciate this animal is loved and cared for,this rescue must have cost the fire service and the tax payer several thousands of pounds. stay local
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10:24am Sat 16 Feb 13

hmw says...

stay local wrote:
I just wonder who paid for the price of this rescue? Whilst I appreciate this animal is loved and cared for,this rescue must have cost the fire service and the tax payer several thousands of pounds.
Yes I'm sure the local community would've all preferred it if the beast had been left to die a lingering death and then put up with the small inconvenience of stepping over the carcass for the next 6 months as the flesh rots from its bones, rather than paying a couple of pence out of their council tax
[quote][p][bold]stay local[/bold] wrote: I just wonder who paid for the price of this rescue? Whilst I appreciate this animal is loved and cared for,this rescue must have cost the fire service and the tax payer several thousands of pounds.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure the local community would've all preferred it if the beast had been left to die a lingering death and then put up with the small inconvenience of stepping over the carcass for the next 6 months as the flesh rots from its bones, rather than paying a couple of pence out of their council tax hmw
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10:48am Sat 16 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

"Hampshire fire services animal rescue specialists from Lyndhurst were alerted while a min digger was used cut away some of the bank fo the ditch."

Say what now?

One day, one day far in the future, the Echo's staff will discover a wonderous invention. It shall be called "Spellcheck". They shall be amazed, and will celebrate with great joy.
"Hampshire fire services animal rescue specialists from Lyndhurst were alerted while a min digger was used cut away some of the bank fo the ditch." Say what now? One day, one day far in the future, the Echo's staff will discover a wonderous invention. It shall be called "Spellcheck". They shall be amazed, and will celebrate with great joy. cantthinkofone
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10:50am Sat 16 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

"Praise be!" they shall cry.

"For now we can produce copy that doesn't look like it's been written by a 12 year old!"

Verily.

And lo, some of them were mistaken for 'journalists'. Heard endeth etc.
"Praise be!" they shall cry. "For now we can produce copy that doesn't look like it's been written by a 12 year old!" Verily. And lo, some of them were mistaken for 'journalists'. Heard endeth etc. cantthinkofone
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10:51am Sat 16 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

*Here* dammit. :-D
*Here* dammit. :-D cantthinkofone
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11:36am Sat 16 Feb 13

100%HANTSBOY says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
"Praise be!" they shall cry.

"For now we can produce copy that doesn't look like it's been written by a 12 year old!"

Verily.

And lo, some of them were mistaken for 'journalists'. Heard endeth etc.
Failed
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: "Praise be!" they shall cry. "For now we can produce copy that doesn't look like it's been written by a 12 year old!" Verily. And lo, some of them were mistaken for 'journalists'. Heard endeth etc.[/p][/quote]Failed 100%HANTSBOY
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4:37pm Sat 16 Feb 13

rightway says...

geoff51 wrote:
Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.
I have it on good authority that this poor animal was roaming around the forest, as was its rite, when a chav from a housing estate went off- road in his Renault Clio and deliberately tried to crash into this well-loved family pet. Being an ex-show jumper it was able to leap to what it thought was safety, only to find itself in the ditch, luckily the owners being so fond of their pet fitted it with a tracking device and so Knew it was in distress.
The car was reported to be doing 165mph when it left the road, taking out several local wood pigeons an otter and three visiting koalas.
Police are looking for the driver and his nine passengers and have staked out all the McDonalds in a 50 mile radius.
If caught they will be banned from using forest roads until they can prove they have an understanding of New Forest wildlife and traditions.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Usual halfwits making stupid burger comments, only to be expected for Chavs that live on junk food that goes for a hot meal for the day.[/p][/quote]I have it on good authority that this poor animal was roaming around the forest, as was its rite, when a chav from a housing estate went off- road in his Renault Clio and deliberately tried to crash into this well-loved family pet. Being an ex-show jumper it was able to leap to what it thought was safety, only to find itself in the ditch, luckily the owners being so fond of their pet fitted it with a tracking device and so Knew it was in distress. The car was reported to be doing 165mph when it left the road, taking out several local wood pigeons an otter and three visiting koalas. Police are looking for the driver and his nine passengers and have staked out all the McDonalds in a 50 mile radius. If caught they will be banned from using forest roads until they can prove they have an understanding of New Forest wildlife and traditions. rightway
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