Yearling suffered serious injuries after being tethered with twine

  • A yearling found wrapped in her baler twine tether is recovering at World Horse Welfare’s Blackpool centre after being rescued on 1 May.

    A member of the public found Izzy in distress on the side of the road in West Yorkshire.

    She had been tethered round her neck and was so entangled in the baler twine it was cutting into her legs and chest.

    The owner agreed to sign Izzy over to World Horse Welfare and she was removed to the charity’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming centre for treatment.

    The twine had so badly damaged her leg, it needed to be stapled, then cleaned and bandaged every day.

    The yearling was also found to be suffering from a skin condition and lice infestation.

    Izzy the yearling saved from Baler Twine Tangle after inappropriate tethering“Twine should never be used to tether a horse. Izzy’s case is a prime example of the serious consequences from inappropriate tethering, particularly when the horse is so young,” said World Horse Welfare field officer Sarah Tucker.

    “Baler twine is clearly not a suitable material for tying a horse and in Izzy’s case has caused a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering which could have easily been avoided,” she added.

    Centre manger Fran Williamson said Izzy is “making a great recovery and is behaving like a perfect patient.”

    “We’re confident that once she has undergone rehabilitation in our centre she has a really bright future ahead and will hopefully be a fantastic candidate for our rehoming scheme,” she added.

    Izzy will hopefully be well enough to receive visitors at Penny Farm’s family fun day on 27 May.

    Children can meet the other rescued horses and ponies at the farm, take part in groom a pony sessions, have a go on the bouncy castle or have their face painted.

    The day runs from 11-4pm, with free entry.

    For more information visit: www.worldhorsewelfare.org

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