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Stuck Horses

  • Stay out of reach of the horse as it may flail at any point (legs and head), put on a riding hat.
  • The horse will have periods of quiet followed by very sudden flailing.
  • Call the vet and / or fire brigade.
  • Keep the horse calm (food is helpful for some horses), talk to it from a distance while waiting for the vet.
  • A single quiet equine companion may be useful to keep nearby while waiting but get rid of all other horses and human spectators except for any very experienced horse handlers/muscle power.
  • Bales, lunge lines, lead ropes and riding hats may be useful to have on hand when the vet arrives.