A distressed horse was rescued from a ditch in Hambleton by specialist teams from Lancashire Fire and Rescue.
Crews, including a specialist rope team, were called to a farm on Sower Carr Lane at around 5.30pm on Monday after the elderly mare became trapped.
A vet attended the scene and sedated the horse while fire crews set about the rescue operation using ropes and hoists.
A spokesman for the fire service said: "With a vet in attendance, firefighters used ropes and slings to rescue the horse.
"The horse was sedated but when she came round she was standing up and safe and well."