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Horse rescued from ditch in High Halden near Ashford

Fire services were called to rescue a horse which got stuck in a mud-filled ditch.

The animal rescue unit was called to a field in a village near Ashford when the stallion couldn't get out of the hole.

Fire services helped Kaddy out of the mud. Photo: KFRS
Fire services helped Kaddy out of the mud. Photo: KFRS

In a rescue that took more than two hours, 24-year-old Kaddy was pulled out of the ditch in High Halden.

The 16-hand-high mount seemed incredibly grateful to his rescuers after his ordeal on September 14.

A fire services spokeswoman said: "We were called to reports of a horse stuck in mud on Martens Lane in High Halden, near Ashford.

"The KFRS animal rescue unit was in attendance, and crews wearing dry suits used animal rescue strops and mud rescue paths to safely remove the 16-hand horse from the deep mud, and release the horse back onto dry land.

"We're pleased to have 'herd' that a week on, the horse is doing well and is back to his usual self."

The 24-year-old stallion was grateful to his rescuers. Photo: KFRS
The 24-year-old stallion was grateful to his rescuers. Photo: KFRS

This is not the first time that the team have been called to rescue stuck horses.

In December, firefighters were called to nearby Hamstreet Roadto rescue a mare named Vokara

And as recently as April, the team helped a young horse that got stuck up to its neck in water in Sandwich.

Escaped animals, unusual finds and news from the RSPCA can all be found here.

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