Firefighters have rescued a six year old horse from a private swimming pool in Abberton after it fell into the pool and couldn’t get out. The water reached the horse’s flank (stomach).
A team of firefighters specially trained in large animal rescues attended the incident along with firefighters from Great Baddow and Colchester.
The horse, named Taz, was kept calm and halted by its owner while the pool was drained to help in the rescue. A vet also attended the incident to sedate the horse so it could be rescued safely.
The fire crews used animal rescue equipment including strops and ropes to rescue the horse.
Taz was not injured by the fall or rescue, and was left in the care of the owners at 1pm.