Hampshire Firefighters Rescue Mary the Mare

Firefighters from Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Redbridge were called to a horse stuck in a bog on Saturday 30th September.

The nine-year-old Irish cob had unseated its rider and bolted into the woods near Kewlake Lane, Cadnam.

Celtic Equine Vets attended the scene and sedated the 13.2 hands high mare named Mary.

Firefighters extricated the animal using mud lances, strops, a farm telehandler, rescue glide plates, a rescue path and a quick release bar.

The incident was attended by HFRS’s Animal Rescue Tactical Adviser Anton Phillips.

Photo credit : HFRS

Polly has almost 20 years in the media industry. As Editor of Andover and Villages, she strives to bring the latest and greatest news with a minutes notice. Polly can be contacted via editor@andoverandvillages.co.uk or alternatively called at