Horse Falls Through Trailer Floor And His Leg Is Caught Between Wheels – Please Do Thorough Trailer Checks!

Spencer is very lucky to be alright after falling through the floor of a horse trailer he was being transported in.  Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team posted the following message and pictures on Facebook:

Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

“Spencer is a very fortunate boy this evening having been extricated from a difficult entrapment in his lorry. Thanks to vet Sarah from Liphook who was competing at the event and gave early sedation, followed by Jo from Animed, they both worked hard with Hampshire fire crews to safely release Spencer under anaesthesia. Slid on a rescue glide to an area where he could safely get to his feet Spencer was left in the care of the vets team and a grateful owner Anne. These things happen but it is a timely reminder to everyone who transports horses to please check that the floor is sound following the winter lay up.”

His Leg Went Between The Rear Wheels - Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

His Leg Went Between The Rear Wheels – Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

After the leg is released there are no apparent breaks so they carry on.  - Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

After the leg is released there are no apparent breaks so they carry on. – Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

Thankfully in the end he was standing and putting weight on the leg. – Friends of the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team

We are so thankful that Spencer is OK and we hope this serves as a reminder for all horse people to remember to do thorough trailer checks before hauling horses.

Please share this on Facebook so that all horse people see this. It may save another horses life!

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