As strange stories go, this is up there! The case of the horse in the swimming pool!
The horse had to be rescued by firefighters after getting itself stuck in a swimming pool.
Mackie the horse was found in the swimming pool in a garden in Didcot, Oxforshire, by the homeowners.
Following a call to the Emergency Services, firefighters, along with a vet, eventually managed to get the horse out after pumping all the water from the pool. The horse was wearing a bridle and a blue coat when he somehow ended up going for a swim.
A spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Crews from Abingdon, Didcot and specialist vehicles from Kidlington and Wantage Fire Station attended this incident near Didcot. ‘As you can see a horse managed to end up in a swimming pool.
We used a pump to get the water out of the pool and then with the assistance of a local vet where able to remove the horse to safety. ‘An unusual incident and we are pleased to report Mackie the horse is doing well.’