One-Tonne Horse Rescued From Sinkhole - Dramatic Rescue Of The Week
Pictures captured on scene show just how deep Inky was dragged under before specialist rescue teams spent two hours working to liberate the poor horse from the sinkhole.
If you think it's difficult to pull anyone out of a sinkhole, imagine the challenge of a massive one tonne Shire Cob. Luckily the rescue teams were able to winch the animal to safety after Inky's owner, Sam Paulter, alerted the emergency services using her cell phone as soon as Inky, or "Sinky", got stuck.
The photos were captured on Sam's phone. Inky was very brave during the ordeal, keeping his head while his owner was panicking, "I was frantic but Inky was very calm, he is a sensible horse and when he was freed, he just stood up as if nothing had happened."
Earlier on, Ms Pouter seeked help from a nearby farmer who tried to use his tractor to help but it was unable to lift him. This was a freak incident as Sam says that she rides on the land all the time, but it shows that you need to always be aware when riding out in the country. Both Sam and Inky are completely safe and have been given a clean bill of health.
We reckon they will be sticking to the road for a while following this harrowing experience. HorseClicks wishes all the best to Inky and Sam. They can now join the unfortunately long list of horses dramatically rescued from dangerous situations, including Astro who was stuck in the mud for 2 hours and heroically kept alive by her owner.
Ride safe everyone!