A horse had to be rescued after it jumped a hedge and landed awkwardly - and ended up stuck in a ditch.

At 4.20pm fire and specialist rescue crews were called from Ilminster, Exmouth and Exeter to Stoney Lane in Stocklinch, near Ilminster, on Tuesday afternoon (October 6).

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The owner was on the scene as crews worked together with a farmer and his tractor to safely lift the horse out of the ditch.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The owner was attendance with the horse who had jumped over a hedge and landed awkwardly in the ditch.

"The crews used specialist rescue equipment and a farmer with their tractor to rescue the horse from the ditch."

The horse was checked over by a local vet before being left in the care of its owner.