I like to follow the Nevada Animal Emergency Network because they always post in depth photos and stories to their rescues (which isn’t always easy when there is so much going on at once…). And, I know they perform excellent, ethical and well-trained protocols. The Horse and Man Foundation Bucket Fund has gifted them with several pieces of equipment over the years (Thank you, donors!).
Here is a recent post from the Nevada Animal Emergency Network about a wild stallion who had wire wrapped around his foot.
Cathy got some good images of the crew in action today (10/5) dealing with a range stallion that had about ten feet of fence wire entangled around his right hind pastern.
A resident allowed us to herd the band of horses into her yard where we shortened the length of the wire by cutting it. (As we would confine them, the other horses would step on the trailing wire, complicating things.) Then we set up a trap, and after reducing the numbers of the horse in the trap to three, I was able to get the wire unwound and the horses all back on the range.
It might sound simple but this was a wild stallion and it took cool, calm, trained coordination by everyone on the team to make this job a success.
More details are provided in the image captions. (BTW, this was our 5th call of the day.)