Horse freed after getting its leg caught in a window

Braintree and Witham Times: Horse freed after getting its leg caught in a window Horse freed after getting its leg caught in a window

A horse which got its leg caught in a window had to be freed by firefighters.

At 7.30am today, three fire engines and the animal rescue centre were sent to Collins Farm, Aythorpe Roding, Essex, to assist in releasing a horse that got its right leg stuck in a barred window about a metre off the ground.

Specialist cutting equipment was used to free the animal by 8am.

Leading Firefighter Gary Wain, officer in charge, said: "When we got to the incident we found the horse in a brick built stable with its hoof stuck between metal window bars over a metre high.

"For some reason, it appears the animal had tried to kick at the window and when it couldn't release its hoof it laid itself down in the stable, where we found it. Once we removed the bars, the stable team and vet took over."

The horse was left in the care of its owner and a vet.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Funny how the odd news report can unlock completely unrelated memories from the distant past.

This one has done just that for me. Back in the 1950s as a student (inmate more like it!) at that ‘fine seat of education’ known in those days as the Panfield Lane Secondary Modern School in Braintree we used to have ‘Music Lessons’ in the afternoon.

I fear that I neither learned nor retained very much from these short periods of ‘artistic and cultural inculcation’. Indeed I am left with but only two abiding memories that have endured the intervening years - but strangely they are just as clear to me now as the day they occurred.

Firstly (better get this one over and done with) was when classmate Terry Lock, without any forewarning whatsoever, suddenly threw up and vomited the remnants of his lunch all over the floor. We were all mesmerised at the sight of lots undigested peas rolling around all over the place.

Sorry about that. However, I can now get to the point which connects - albeit in a somewhat incongruous fashion - with this news item. The only song that I can recall us being collectively forced into singing was an utterly ridiculous ditty about a horse in Demerara that suffered some strange mishap and broke it’s leg. The lyric went something along the lines of ‘this poor horse it broke its legalum, broke its legalum, broke its legalum; this poor horse it broke its legalum, down in Demerera’.

Well I am as bemused today as I was back then as to why we were being cajoled into chanting such meaningless nonsense to the accompaniment of a disjointed melody being bashed out on an out-of-tune piano.

Anyway, that’s it! I thought I’d share those memories with whoever cared to read them and if there really is anyone out there who (like me) is so utterly sad and has absolutely nothing better to do I can commend them to visit http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=rOz0tfeqF
Oc where they can lift their spirits with a bit of karaoke sing along to that very song itself.

Just where would we be without the Internet eh?
Funny how the odd news report can unlock completely unrelated memories from the distant past. This one has done just that for me. Back in the 1950s as a student (inmate more like it!) at that ‘fine seat of education’ known in those days as the Panfield Lane Secondary Modern School in Braintree we used to have ‘Music Lessons’ in the afternoon. I fear that I neither learned nor retained very much from these short periods of ‘artistic and cultural inculcation’. Indeed I am left with but only two abiding memories that have endured the intervening years - but strangely they are just as clear to me now as the day they occurred. Firstly (better get this one over and done with) was when classmate Terry Lock, without any forewarning whatsoever, suddenly threw up and vomited the remnants of his lunch all over the floor. We were all mesmerised at the sight of lots undigested peas rolling around all over the place. Sorry about that. However, I can now get to the point which connects - albeit in a somewhat incongruous fashion - with this news item. The only song that I can recall us being collectively forced into singing was an utterly ridiculous ditty about a horse in Demerara that suffered some strange mishap and broke it’s leg. The lyric went something along the lines of ‘this poor horse it broke its legalum, broke its legalum, broke its legalum; this poor horse it broke its legalum, down in Demerera’. Well I am as bemused today as I was back then as to why we were being cajoled into chanting such meaningless nonsense to the accompaniment of a disjointed melody being bashed out on an out-of-tune piano. Anyway, that’s it! I thought I’d share those memories with whoever cared to read them and if there really is anyone out there who (like me) is so utterly sad and has absolutely nothing better to do I can commend them to visit http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rOz0tfeqF Oc where they can lift their spirits with a bit of karaoke sing along to that very song itself. Just where would we be without the Internet eh? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 0

8:16am Mon 23 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

I do hope the poor horse is alright lovely animals so easily frightened
I do hope the poor horse is alright lovely animals so easily frightened Bhudeeka
  • Score: -2

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree