Loose pony rescued from main road thanks to horsey PCSO

A loose pony who wandered onto the busy A10 road has been brought to safety thanks to a quick-thinking Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). The “mischievous” skewbald was spotted by concerned motorists on the major highway on 13 March. Members of the public contacted the Hertfordshire Police force at 10.13am. Officers closed the road for […] The post Loose pony rescued from main road thanks to horsey PCSO appeared first on Your Horse.

Loose pony rescued from main road thanks to horsey PCSO

A loose pony who wandered onto the busy A10 road has been brought to safety thanks to a quick-thinking Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).

The “mischievous” skewbald was spotted by concerned motorists on the major highway on 13 March. Members of the public contacted the Hertfordshire Police force at 10.13am.

Officers closed the road for safety, and Police Constable (PC) Lucy Biddick was joined by PCSO Georgia Clark and Special Constable (SC) Matthew Toy.

Georgia had experience with horses, so was able to quickly create a makeshift headcollar using a rope, and successfully caught the pony, who was led to safety before being returned to his field.

The road was later reopened and the force shared details the successful rescue.

“After two-and-a-half years working in Stoke Newington with the Metropolitan Police, I can safely say this is the first time I’ve had to deal with horses at work,” said Matthew. “It was a great job to deal with on my first shift with Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary.”

A police spokesman applauded the result.

“For newly transferred SC, Matthew Toy it was a completely new experience,” they said. “PCSO Clark made use of her equine skills to fashion a rope halter and we got the mischievous pony back in his field — we think the pony was quite taken with her!”

Lead image by Hertfordshire’s Special Constabulary

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