Dramatic rescue for horse trapped between shed and wall

A horse that became trapped in a small gap between a shed and a retaining wall last week is making a good recovery, her owner has said.

Terri Hill, who’s based in Bristol, discovered that her horse, Becky, had escaped into an area that was fenced off and had fallen over a wall, landing on her back and becoming trapped. It’s thought that the gap was no bigger than 3ft wide.

Video courtesy of Terri Hill

Avon Fire service were called to the scene, along with Terri’s vets, B&W Equine, who acted promptly to ensure the best outcome for Becky. Becky was given a general anaesthetic and lifted to safety by her legs. 

Despite sustaining a hole in her hock, the 27-year old mare is otherwise unharmed and is making a good recovery. 

Becky cut her hock, but is making a good recovery (Pic: Terri Hill)

Becky cut her hock, but is making a good recovery (Pic: Terri Hill)

Speaking to Your Horse, Terri said: “We think that Becky was in the gap for about 20 minutes before we found her. We called the vet straight away.

“In collaboration with the fire service and the vet, my brother, father and me managed to get her free. I’m so grateful to the vets and for Avon Fire’s animal rescue service, they were brilliant. 

The gap where Becky fell and became stuck was no wider than 3ft (Pic: Terri Hill)

The gap where Becky fell and became stuck was no wider than 3ft (Pic: Terri Hill)

“Becky’s doing well and the vet says she’s doing a lot better than expected, considering where and how she landed. She’s still little bit nervous about being in the field at the minute, so she’s just been going out for a couple of hours before coming back in.

“We’ve got the vet visiting again to check her leg, but hopefully it’ll be a much quieter week!” 

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