Team effort rescues Archie the horse from a ditch in Wiltshire

Spare a thought for poor Archie the horse, who found himself stuck in a ditch during the hot weekend weather.

The exact circumstances are not clear but the 12 year-old slipped into the trench at Coulston in Wiltshire and it took a sizable team to get him out.

Hang on Archie: A sizable team winched the 12 year-old to safety. Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue
Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue

A local farmer was roped in to use his tractor, and he was joined by a specialists animal rescue unit, a vet, a tactical advisor, and fire fighters.

Archie did eventually get back on his feet was safely returned to the care of his owners.