A lucky horse was rescued from a stream in Upper Beeding this morning (January 19).
Poor Logan got himself into a bit of a pickle and had to be winched out by special teams from the fire service.
The nine-year-old horse’s owner Karen Guile said she received a call from the owner of the land off Pound Lane at around 10am saying he’d gone down a bank in his field and into the stream.
She said, “We tried everything to get him out but he couldn’t get his back end out.
“He’s a bit ditsy. So we had to call the fire brigade. They were fantastic, they came within half an hour.”
Crews helped calm Logan and a vet sedated him so he could be safely hoisted out the water.
Karen said, “We are very grateful. He’s fine now. He’s a bit tired, he’s got about four rugs on him.”
She said she’s kept horses in the field for 15 years and this has only happened once before – with the animal able to find its way out of the stream.
Why Logan decided to go for a dip remains a mystery.
Photos and video by Eddie Mitchell.