In this video, a horse becomes entangled in mud or cement. Do you know what you should do? It’s terrible, but there are those who are eager to assist those in need. A crane was used to assist in the removal of this horse from the cement.
A horse’s ability to injure itself is astounding. It can happen in the most unusual of circumstances. Due to the suction created by the mud or cement, it may be difficult to lift a horse after it has been bedding down in a puddle to cool down.
If a horse becomes stuck in the mud or cement, call for help immediately (911 in the United States). Horses are carnivores, meaning they eat other animals. They’ve survived for thousands of years by avoiding predators. Attempting to extricate a horse stuck in mud is a difficult task that almost always results in death. An injury can cause muscle tension, fractured bones, and even death. Approach the horse from behind, away from the animal’s legs, if it is lying on its side. Approach him from the side if he is upright and his back end is trapped.
While you wait for assistance, keep the horse calm. To avoid circulatory shock, the horse should be kept as calm as possible. Circulating shock is a condition that occurs when the heart and blood vessels fail to supply enough oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues. It’s possible that you’ll succumb to it fairly quickly.
As soon as assistance arrives, a firm surface will be provided for the horse’s traction. It could be a company-purchased rescue board or a simple piece of plywood. In some cases, gravel may be required. The tail, legs, or neck of a horse, on the other hand, should never be dragged. Straps will be wrapped around the barrel if the rescue team wishes to hoist the horse. The straps are secured with the help of heavy machinery such as a crane or a backhoe. Following that, the horse will be lifted out of the muck. This is usually done while the horse is sedated.