Hi Guys I have re found the shed. I have been here before and purloined some of your amazing uploaded pictures.
I just right click and save image to my pictures for anyone who needs to know I also have a habit of capturing any
image that takes a fancy with the snipping tool, which is on most windows pc's.
Thought I would add a Horse rescue story.
I was a Firefighter and part of our teams tasks was a variety of rescues one such is worth a mention.
We were called out late one afternoon to attend to a Horse called " Strudel " who had fallen down an old mineshaft.
It was a 45 minutes drive for our team to attend along very green countryside roads. On arrival we were led by a local regular crew
to view the incident. It was already in our minds the the Horse would be in a bad way sideways or even upside down, these old mine workings can be
deep and narrow also sometime unstable. On approach we could see as the light was starting to fade a fenced area in a field, a small mound within
with an overgrown and mainly nettled and rugged top, the mine shaft entrance here looked to small for a horse to go down. With lighting and peaking
over the edge we could see a Seemingly small Horse shuffling nervously a long way down maybe over 40ft how it was on its feet we did not know ? I
mean a long way down a narrow mine. A Vet was in attendance and it was being considered to put this poor animal out of his misery, the Vet was not
going down there it also seemed to be to narrow and dangerous for our usual 2 man Rescue team ( 2 For safety )
I said I would go down and after much umming and arring it was agreed, I would assess with Radio communications, I also had two syringes as I had
convinced the Vet to give me one for euthanasia and one for as a general tranquiliser.
I lowered myself down very slowly and carefully it was a long decent, I initially went in dark as I wanted to get the horse used to my voice before
introducing any lighting. The horse was not a small animal it was a regular size, he was actually calmed by my whispering's and so after a while I
introduced lighting and examined Strudel , how he was on his feet was a mystery ? A few grazes, a very frightened animal with a little blood over one
eye. His legs looked strong in that deep confined space.
A rescue was agreed and the harness equipment was lowered down to me, there was no room for second team member, I used the tranquilizer, strapped up
the horse in the way we had trained and I was hauled up and out.. The winches and tripod had been set up, it was fully dark now and our artificial
harsh lights lit up the scene. We slowly raised the horse, when ! at about ten feet from the bottom " Snap " Oh No, the poor horse was down again the
old harness we had used for multiple easier rescues had chosen this one to fail. We quickly changed our set up, I went back down to reassure strudel
and check for any further Injury, what a fright for the horse again. With a top up of tranquilizer and re attachment of a newer sling we tried again.
Slowly up came strudel he had to be squeezed up and out and with great care released from the sling and harnessing, the attending Vet was examining
and all others around were in awe at this Horse being whole. As horses sometimes do he shook his head throwing the Vet who was examining and others
close, off in a panic, up ! this horse got and galloped off into the field with a loud whinny. Amazing indeed, He had been down there for a few hours
before our arrival.
Take care Yall..
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