Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sea Horse

An unfortunate pony fell down a cliff face in Wales and was trapped in the cold water in a small rocky cove. The pony would certainly have drowned but for the rescue efforts of the local RNLI lifeboat crew.

Here's the video:



And here's the article from the Telegraph newspaper:

Two lifeboat crews were involved in the rescue after the animal became stuck on a tiny shale beach surrounded by rough waters in Ceibwr, Moylegrove on Sunday morning.
Using a head collar from the pony's owner, two crew members waded to the rescue.
After several failed attempts to capture the frightened animal, they managed to harness it and lead it out of the cove swimming behind a lifeboat.
However, upon reaching Ceibwr beach the tired animal broke free once more prompting another round of dangerous attempts to ensnare it.
Once recaptured the pony was loaded into a waiting horsebox and driven back to her owner's farm to recover from her ordeal. 

A very lucky pony.

10 comments:

Anns Art said...

Ahhh...I had missed that one. So glad they saved the little sole.

*Sheila* said...

Poor thing. I'm glad it ended well. The pony was obviously terrified and probably freezing. I've swum off the coast of Wales many times and even in summer it turns you blue!
Hugs♥

JohnD said...

Horses/ponies can be very difficult in rescue efforts - our SES has pulled them out of bogs, from down old mine shafts and one was even stuck between the walls of two buildings requiring partial demolition of one wall.

Glad the pony is safe and well and well done to the rescuers.

Ohhh! One the SES rescued from a muddy dam promptly took itself back in the next day before the owner of the property had time to repair a broken fence! LOL!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Amazing rescue and like you said.One Lucky Pony....
How scared he must have been....Poor Dear!

madretz said...

I think I was holding my breath the whole time I was watching that video. Poor little pony. I'm happy to hear that the brave rescuers were able to help her.

Ginnie said...

I love that someone had the sense to film it, Sham. Poor thing!

Peter said...

Good to have rescuers around, for poneys, horses.... people! :-)

EG Wow said...

Very lucky pony indeed!

Hilary said...

Poor frightened sweetie. Good rescue work.

Maggie May said...

Poor thing. That must have been terrifying for it and I am so pleased it was saved. Trouble is animals panic as they are not to know that they are being rescued.
Maggie X

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