Horse rescued from stream by firefighters and vet

Firefighters came to the rescue of a horse stuck in a stream this week.

The animal, called Monarch, couldn’t get out of a small beck in Ravensworth.

Firefighters were called at around 5pm on Monday.

Crews from Richmond and Ripon attended the incident and were assisted by staff from Swale Veterinary Surgery.

In an updated posted on Facebook the Richmond-based surgery said: “On Monday evening vet Lesley was called out to a client who had found their pony Monarch stuck in their stream. Monarch had panicked so much he was exhausted and was flat out laid on his side, unable to get up.

“To get Monarch out we had the assistance of 3 fire brigade crews from Ripon, Malton and Richmond. Monarch was sedated by Lesley to keep him as calm as possible so to not cause any further injuries.

“With time, patience and some pretty amazing team work, Monarch was freed! Amazingly Monarch had no severe injuries and was just a bit sore and stiff after the ordeal!”
They added: “As they say, teamwork makes the dream work!”