Taking a horse from water: Rescue teams save Farrah the mare after she gets stuck up to her neck in muddy bog
- An RSPCA water rescue team saved the life of cob-type mare Farrah in Wales
- Farrah had become stuck up to her neck in a muddy bog while escaping her field
- The rescue team pulled Farrah 100ft to safety before having a vet check her over
- Vet said Farrah’s life was saved by two blankets which prevented hypothermia
A mare that was stuck up to her neck in a muddy bog in Wales had to be saved by a rescue team.
Farrah the cob-type mare found herself in the sticky situation while escaping from her grazing field on February 5.
The mare had ventured into a dangerously boggy area and became completely submerged beneath the muddy water, with just her head poking out.
An RSPCA water rescue team saved the life of Farrah the mare in Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales, after she became stuck up to her neck in a muddy bog trying to escape her field (pictured)
The mare had ventured into a dangerously boggy area and became completely submerged beneath the muddy water, with just her head poking out
Her owner alerted the RSPCA and four members of the charity’s water rescue team were sent to help in Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales.
However, when the team arrived, they discovered the bog was so deep that Farrah’s feet didn’t even touch the bottom.
This meant that they had to tie two straps around her body to winch her out.
RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts, who attended the scene, said: ‘This poor horse was well and truly stuck in the bog up to her neck.
When the team arrived, they discovered the bog was so deep that Farrah’s feet didn’t even touch the bottom. This meant that they had to tie two straps around her body to winch her out
RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts said that the bog Farrah was stuck in was thick with moss, reeds and mud which his team had to force their arms through to wrap the two straps around her body
‘It was so deep I don’t think her hooves even reached the bottom.
‘The area around the horse was a thick mat of moss, reeds and roots as well as mud so we had to force our arms as far as we could to get two straps around the horse’s body.
‘This was the hardest and most time consuming part of the rescue.’
After being dragged more than 100ft to safety by the rescue team, Farrah was reunited with her owner.
Farrah was dragged 100ft to safety by the team before being checked over by a vet who said her life had been saved by two blankets which had prevented hypothermia setting in
Roberts added: ‘The vet checked the horse, called Farrah, and miraculously her core temperature was normal as she had been wearing two rugs which probably saved her life and stopped hypothermia from setting in.
‘The horse was on her feet in ten minutes after getting unstrapped and we’re very hopeful she will be okay.
‘She was dried off, given pain relief and stabled overnight.’
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