Swansea West and Pontarddulais Crews Rescue Horse

At 7.30pm on Thursday, October 12th, the Swansea West and Pontarddulais crews were called to an incident in Heol Ddŵr, Pontarddulais.

Crews responded to a 30-year-old horse that was stuck down an embankment.  The mare, named Princess, had been lying on her side in a steep field with one of her legs trapped in a fence for some time.  The horse was very weak with little energy after being trapped for a few hours.

Crews successfully released the horse’s leg from the fence, but she was too weak to move and couldn’t stand.  Animal Rescue Teams from both stations worked tirelessly in harsh weather conditions to remove the horse from the field using specialist animal rescue equipment.  A dedicated animal rescue harness was utilised to lift the horse back to her feet and after receiving fluids administered by the on-scene veterinarian, the horse was able to walk back to her stables for shelter and warmth.

Crews worked for over three and a half hours at an incident which proved to be very challenging but one that had a successful outcome.  Crews left the scene at 11.30pm.