Horse rescued from swimming pool in Grendon

A horse has been rescued after getting stuck in a swimming pool.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property in Grendon yesterday afternoon.

The adult horse had entered an empty 1.5m deep swimming pool and was unable to get out.

The horse, called Wizard, had come from the adjacent field through a broken gate.

Firefighters from Moulton and Wellingborough constructed a stairway from old pallets and slowly lured the horse out using carrots, hay and sugar lumps.

A vet was on hand to provide assistance if Wizard became distressed, but as the horse remained calm, they did not require Wizard to be sedated.

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