Marlene Schmidt, 30, from Limmer, Germany, believes the horse had been trying to graze on fresh grass under the tyre when she slipped and fell head first into it.
The unfortunate animal was left trapped inside the tire with one of her hind legs poking out and her head pushed into the ground.
|This is getting a little tired now: Firefighters used mechanical cutting equipment to free the terrified animal|
|Why the long face? Smila bounds to her feet after her indignant ordeal as the tire is finally cut in two|