FIREFIGHTERS from Herefordshire were called to the rescue of a horse that had got herself into difficulties yesterday (October 19).

A specialist animal rescue crew from Bromyard Fire Station rushed to the aid of the horse after she became trapped in a muddy ditch near Kidderminster.

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A fire service spokesperson said: "We were called to rescue a horse which had escaped overnight and made an attempt to get back, which resulted in her getting in a bit of a pickle...

"Her owner found her stuck in a ditch and called her vet and us to rescue her.

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"Kidderminster Fire Station Wyre Forest attended too and were able to cut the fence to get to her and once she had been sedated by the vet, we were able to get strops on and with the use of a telehandler from a local farmer she was lifted to safety.

"Although very cold and muddy, there were no injuries and this lucky little mare walked away none the worse for her ordeal."