Firefighters help 30 year old horse back on her feet

Firefighters help 30 year old horse back on her feet

Published by Mike Draper at 11:34am 19th April 2020. (Updated at 1:41pm 19th April 2020)

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A rescue team from Wiltshire and Hampshire was called on to help when Tess the horse was found to be unable to get up.

She was so stiff and old that she needed some extra help to get her off the floor.

It's understood to be a problem often found to afflict elderly horses, and at 30, Tess is certainly that.

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The firefighters and vet, Amy, managed to get the 450kg horse out of her home in Hamptworth near Langford, which you can see from this video posted to the Friends of Hampshire Animal Rescue Team Facebook page after getting permission from the owner:

They then carried out a couple of regular rollovers to stimulate her to rise - which you can also see in the videos above.

Luckily the Team says it all went to plan and there was a happy ending for Tess!

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