Horse riders urged to take care on boggy ground

Horse riders urged to take care on boggy ground

Horse riders urged to take care on boggy ground

First published in News

HORSE riders are being urged to avoid treacherous ground this summer after a horse was rescued from a bog.

The warning comes just days after the 12-year-old dressage horse lost its footing on uneven terrain near Ibsley, Ringwood, and became trapped.

The horse and its rider had left a nearby bridlepath before the incident took place last Wednesday morning.

Crews from Ringwood, Brockenhurst and Fordingbridge, along with animal rescue specialists, attended to help free the animal in a rescue operation which took several hours.

Jim Green, a rescue specialist and the officer in charge of the incident, said: “It was a laborious job, but the end result was a happy one.

"Our animal rescue team, along with three local crews, were able to free the horse from the bog and move it to higher, firmer ground.”

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