Horse Power of Love

Written by Monday, 29 January 2018 10:58
The look of love: Beau (right) began biting at Beatrice's neck, grabbing hold of her halter and shaking it. As his amazed owners watched on in awe, Beatrice (left) began to stand up. She has since made a full recovery The look of love: Beau (right) began biting at Beatrice's neck, grabbing hold of her halter and shaking it. As his amazed owners watched on in awe, Beatrice (left) began to stand up. She has since made a full recovery Phil Yeomans

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The incredible moment a horse revived its stricken stablemate that was about to be put down, was caught on camera. 

The shire horse named Beatrice was found collapsed in her stable after suffering equine colic or severe abdominal pain. 

Due to her sheer weight and size, she was succumbing to fatal organ failure as owners Donald MacIntyre and wife Jane Lipington along with 4 farm workers had desparately tried to stand the one tonne mare with no success.

Her heart rate and blood pressure rose to near fatal levels. Putting Beatrice to sleep looked like the only option, and they set a time limit as to how long they would go on trying to get her to stand.

With just 20 mins to go, Ms Lipington went to let Beatrice's companion, Beau out of his stable.

‘He spent the whole day in the stall next door, watching Beatrice. He was just quietly watching, he didn’t eat anything. Just watched.

Beau made a bee line for his stable mate and managing to reach her over the stall partition wall, he began to nip and bite her neck and to lift her head by her halter. Beatrice had turned over and started to make efforts to get up.

'In six hours we couldn't get Beatrice up and we decided to let the stallion Beau have a try. He came in and started biting at her neck and he got her up in just 10 minutes.

 'They have a pretty long term relationship with each other. They've been together 10 years. They’re just always together and they don’t really mix with the other horses.

‘They bicker a lot. Beau is a big, muscular and strong stallion but he gets pushed around by Beatrice. She always gets the food first.

‘She’s the best mare we have. They’ve had four foals together.

Beatrice (left) and Beau pictured with Mr. MacIntyre

She has since made a full recovery.


 
 
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