Buckingham firefighters had an unusual call on Saturday night, when they were asked to rescue a horse from a swimming pool in Towcester Road, Lillingstone Dayrell.
Buckingham crew manager Kieron Thomas said the horse had been ‘spooked’ by a dog and had fled across the grounds and tried to run across the covered pool. When his crew arrived, it was standing in the shallow end.
Firefighters had to remove a section of leylandii hedge and fence to gain access.
With the help of a vet from Towcester equine centre and the animal rescue team from Wellingborough, the horse was sedated and brought to the side of the pool where a specialist technique was used to roll it onto the side of the pool. The horse was then slid to an adjacent field, where it came round.
Mr Thomas said:“It’s one of those feelgood, nice, happy ending stories.”