"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on wiltshiretimes.

The Wiltshire Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the United Kingdom contributed more than $20,000 to support rural safety in and around Wiltshire, including the purchase of the 15-hand horse replica. Specialized animal rescue equipment also has been pruchased and is being used to train firefighters and rescue personnel.

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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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