Horse Rider

Stricken horse rider saved from incoming tide

Rescuers won a race against time to rescue a hurt horse rider at Hayling as an incoming tide threatened to immerse him.

An 58:yr-old man was not able to move after having suffered a concussion as well as back injury when he fell from his horse shortly before 9pm the other day.

As the tide emerged in, the Coastguard helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent raced to the East Winner Bank off Hayling.

But he had been safely and securely taken to shore by ambulance teams before the helicopter arrived.

The actual victim, who was simply out riding on the bank, had been saved before the actual tide reached him and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

A UK Coastguard speaker explained: ‘We obtained a phone call from the South Central Ambulance Service at 8.40pm the other day, confirming that a male had fallen from a horse around the East Winner at Langstone Harbour.

‘We asked for the help of the Hayling coast rescue team to and also requested the assistance of an air ambulance for a helicopter to rescue him.

‘They were sent to the scene. The emergency services had been already there.

‘The casualty was transported to the shore by amulance and coastguard rescue officials and placed in to a helicopter, that took him to Southampton General Hospital.

‘He had discomfort in his lower back. There was no neck pain, however he suffered a concussion.’

The man’s horse was brought about safety by another rider following the incident.

It’s not necessarily identified whether the man was from the local area or maybe a visitor.

Horse App

Is your horse too hot within the rug? There’s an application for that

Brand new technologies launched this season could quickly beam vital figures about your horse right to your mobile phone.

Horseware Ireland has developed a temperature and humidity monitor that’s designed to sit beneath a horse rug and sends readings to the HorsePal software.

It was revealed at the BETA trade fair (24-26 Jan) and it was highly recommended in the BETA innovation honours.

The particular app takes details from the monitor and combines it with all the climate forecast for the next 72 hours to advise a rug for your equine.

Consumers will also be in the position to add additional information, for example their horse’s condition, age, type and also whether or not he’s clipped or not, which will have a bearing on the decision.

“We wanted something quite easy for the launch to get on the ladder.

“The exciting thing is that this is the very first in a entire line of upgrades.”

The existing sensor requires you to be within just Fifteen metre distances of your horse, yet you’ll find offers to expand this.

Long term features will include a memory for the previous three days, a motion sensor and also notifications sent direct to your phone for any uncommon horse behavior.

The app may launch as a stand-alone the following month as well as the monitor will be made available from the autumn, when the two will likely be integrated.


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