Mac is making a good recovery after fire crew rescued him when his hoof was stuck in a gate in Littleport

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew rescue a horse whose hoof was trapped in a gate

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew rescue a horse whose hoof was trapped in a gate - Credit: Archant

A dressage and eventing horse who got his hoof trapped in a gate was rescued by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews from Littleport and Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew rescue a horse whose hoof was trapped in a gate

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crew rescue a horse whose hoof was trapped in a gate - Credit: Archant

The owner of the eight year old blanket spot appaloosa dialled 999 when she found Mac in distress and knew she needed help.

Rebecca Sian said: “Ive had him about six months now, he reacted the best we could have hoped for, remained as calm as I could have hoped.

“It was heartbreaking to see him in such distress and all I could do is stroke his face and keep him settled.

“The team were ace, I’ve never had to use them before, I’ve never even dialed 999 but I couldn’t have asked for a better service from them.


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“They were practical yet sympathetic to me. A truly incredible team throughout.”

Mac, who is a dressage and eventing horse is recovering well.

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A spokesman for the service said: “Mac the horse got into a bit of bother when his hoof was trapped in a gate.

“Crews were called at around 11.30am to Wisbech Road in Littleport to assist Mac.

“Firefighters from Littleport and Cambridge were able to release him safely, after working with a local vet to sedate him.

“Mac was unharmed and thankful for the crews assistance and hard work.”

Rebecca added: “We are truly, truly grateful,,, thankyou so much for everything.

“It was all superficial in the end, no doubt it would have been far worse without the fantastic team coming to our rescue.”

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