Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Horse freed from transporter in Droxford

The horse was anesthetised Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The horse was anesthetised before the trailer wheels were removed to allow him to be moved

A horse has been freed from a transporter after his hind leg was trapped between the rear wheels.

A specialist animal rescue advisor and firefighters released the horse, named Spencer, after his leg broke through the floor of the trailer in Droxford, Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon.

The horse was anesthetised before the trailer wheels were removed.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said it was "complicated rescue" but Spencer had suffered no lasting damage.

Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The lorry was raised on a jack to allow Spencer's leg to be freed
Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption Spencer suffered no lasting damage

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