Injured horse rescued after RTC

Firefighters were called in to rescue a horse injured in a road traffic collision. 

Crews from Yate, Temple and Bath fire stations were alerted to the incident which involved a single vehicle and a horse and rider.

The driver of the car suffered only minor injuries, as did the 19 year old female rider, however her horse was left in a ditch, trapped in a wire fence.

Fire crews trained in large animal rescue techniques first used bolt croppers to free Charlie, the eight year old horse from the fence. Animal slings were then used to move the horse back onto the road. Despite suffering injuries to his rear quarter, Charlie was able to stand up unassisted. After being checked over by a vet the horse was walked into a trailer before being taken away for more medical treatment.