Horse dies after falling in its stable in Rawtenstall

Picture for illustrative purposes only

Picture for illustrative purposes only

First published in News

FIREFIGHTERS were unable to prevent the death of a horse after it fell in its stable in Rossendale.

A crew from Rawtenstall and a specialist large animal rescue team from Nelson attended the incident at Peers Clough Farm, in Lumb, on Friday.

The horse, an 18-year-old shire called Betty, died despite the assistance of vets from Stanley House Veterinary Group.

Rawtenstall crew manager, Alex Wilson, said a call was received at 8.21am on Friday.

He said: “One horse, weighing several hundred kilograms, was unable to get to a standing position within its stable.

“The attending equine vet made several attempts over a three hour period to raise the horse which ultimately proved unsuccessful.”

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