A woman ended up in hospital with horrific facial injuries after her horse fell into a pothole on a country road.
Sherrie Hopwood was left with nasty cuts to her lips, nose and forehead after the fall near Daisy Nook Country Park in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
The 57-year-old had taken her horse Jay for a ride around the Daisy Nook bridal path when it stepped into the pothole on Crime Lane, which was full of water.
Businesswoman Sherrie said the horse's knees gave way and it fell, sending her crashing face first into the ground.
'I managed to force myself up to get up. I was very lucky because Jay didn't panic. If she had, she could have killed me.'
Redwings Horse Sanctuary have issued a warning about fireworks following the loss of two rescued horses last year.
Vets were called to attend incidents at Piggots farm, south of Norwich on November 5 2016.
In both cases the animals had to be put to sleep having been terrified by a nearby fireworks display.
Nineteen-year-old Welsh pony, Sprite, was found suffering with suspected colic, he was lying down, covered in sweat and breathing heavily.
Similarly, Percy, a 25-year-old Palomino pony was found non-weight-bearing lame on his right front leg and in pain.
Attending Redwings veterinary surgeon, Dawn Trayhorn said: “As a result of loud fireworks being let off nearby, it is possible that Sprite’s Colic was brought on by the stress of him and his group charging around in terror. Percy’s injury may also have been caused when he was running around at high speed.
“Heartbreakingly, despite our best efforts, there was no choice other than to put them to sleep.”
Eight horses are riding out the the storm in Palm Beach inside of a living room.
Horses that Help shared the footage on Facebook explaining the situation and reasoning for moving them inside. It's been shared more than 48,000 times.
Horses that Help is a non-profit group that helps children with special needs and children that are at risk.
Yes! This did happen... The 8-year-old Grey Arabian got her head and front legs stuck outside of a trailer window Saturday in Ottumwa, USA. Greycee's owner, Megan Cook, captured footage of the incident, which has gone viral with more than 1.8 million views on her Facebook page alone.
Graycee managed to escape freely after the 35 minute ordeal - Eventually, a cousin arrived and used a loader to lift the horse's front legs enough to let the horse push herself back into the trailer — and out of danger.