Animal rescue crews from South Tyneside help free a horse that was stuck in a ditch
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) crews were called to Bowes Manor Equestrian Centre in Gateshead on Friday morning (May 14) after receiving reports that a horse had fell into a ditch and was unable to get back out.
Crews from Gateshead were first to arrive on the scene and were shortly followed by specialist animal rescue crews from South Shields and Hebburn who set to work freeing the 24-year-old horse.
The horse, named Shanoo, was anesthetised by a vet so fire crews could use rescue strops to manoeuvre him out of the ditch and to safety.
It is reported that an onsite telehandler was used to help firefighters lift Shanoo back to his feet where he was able to regain his stability.