Horse rescued from ditch in Weymouth

Horse rescued from ditch in Weymouth

Published by George Sharpe at 2:39pm 13th September 2019. (Updated at 5:26pm 13th September 2019)

Fire crews were called to Dorchester Road, Weymouth yesterday afternoon.

Ben, a 28 year old horse got stuck in a muddy ditch and had to be pulled out by fire crews from Weymouth and Poole. 

Ben was mildly sedated and then manually hauled out of the ditch, into an adjoining field.

Ben was sedated while fire crews hauled him out of the ditch.
Ben was sedated while fire crews hauled him out of the ditch.

Once the sedation had worn off, they helped to get him back on his own four feet.

Fire crews helped Ben back to his feet.
Fire crews helped Ben back to his feet.

Ben's now safely at home with his family. Sophie Gardiner said:

"We are so relieved that he is safe and uninjured!

"There was a ditch in his field that he managed to get crammed into. No idea how.

"He is safely in a new field now and very happy with lots of grass!"