Watch this horse being rescued from a stream in Upper Beeding

A lucky horse was rescued from a stream in Upper Beeding this morning (January 19).

Saturday, 19th January 2019, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:58 pm
Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145726001

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.

Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145726001

“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.

Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145739001

Why Logan decided to go for a dip remains a mystery.

Photos and video by Eddie Mitchell.

Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145715001
Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145653001
Logan being rescued, photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-190119-145641001