A vet from B&W Equine Vets’ Willesley practice arrived to sedate Henry so he could be freed. However, he panicked and trapped his leg further in the gate.
The vet sedated him and sawed off one of the beams to free his limb. Firefighters then arrived to release the rest of the horse.
As Henry was trapped over the point of the gate, cutting through the top beam would have risked impaling him on the spoke underneath.
The firefighters carefully sawed through parts of the structure to allow Henry to be freed, unscathed.