Stallion lifted to safety after getting stuck on a gate

  • The stallion was eventually lifted to safety by Kent Fire & Rescue Service

A stallion who, in a desperate attempt to meet the mares in the next field, managed to get himself stuck straddling a gate in a nature reserve in Rochester, Kent.

He was spotted by walkers on the 10th August who immediately called the RSPCA.

RSPCA Inspector Tina Nash went to the scene to help the stricken horse. 

She said: “The horse, a stallion, was trying to get to the mares on the other side of the gate and obviously thought he could clear the 4ft gate. But it seems this lovely lad isn’t the greatest show-jumper and got himself stuck halfway".

“If he’d have spent a little more time looking and investigating, he’d have realised that he could have walked along the fence-line a little further, he could have just trotted around to see his lady friends!”

The stallion is eventually freed. Credit: RSPCA

Tina was concerned about how to free him without him injuring himself or panicking and injuring any of his rescuers so she called for assistance from Kent Fire & Rescue Service. 

She added: “A wonderful crew fitted straps underneath and carefully winched him up and off of the gate and back onto all four hooves.”

The stallion needed pain relief from the vet who was on the scene and was later seen by vets for some injuries he sustained but, thankfully, should make a full recovery.