National Horse Stuck in a Swimming Pool Day


Horse free from swimming pool in Palm Beach County

By Brett Clarkson Sun Sentinel

5:12 p.m. EST, December 18, 2012

A horse was stuck in a swimming pool in Deer Run, western Palm Beach County, on Dec. 18, 2012 (Palm Beach County Fire Rescue /

 (Palm Beach County Fire Rescue /

A horse trapped in a western Palm Beach County swimming pool was lifted out of the water just about 6 p.m. Tuesday, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue got the call at 4:24 p.m. of a horse stuck in the pool in the 2300 block of Fawn Drive in Deer Run, near Lion Country Safari nearWellington. When they arrived, Borroto said the

owner of the horse was with the animal, and that the horse was in no apparent distress or danger.

Borroto said a veterinarian came to assist in the rescue of the horse, which the owner said was 30 years old. A wrecker and sling were used to help get the horse safely out of the pool.

It was not yet known how the horse ended up in the pool, Borroto said., 561-243-6609, Twitter@BrettClarkson_


Valley firefighters rescue horse from pool

by OTHELLO RICHARDS & Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane Valley firefighters spent their morning on an unusual rescue mission.

horsepool_12184Crews pulled a horse out from a resident’s pool Tuesday in the 12000 block of E. Montgomery.

The pool owner noticed a hump under the pool’s cover when she gazed out of her window. She went outside to find Missy, the horse from next door.

Missy refused to use the stairs and walk out of the bitter cold water herself. Firefighters eventually built a makeshift ramp, and she easily made her way out of the pool.

Missy punched a hole in the bottom of the pool, which helped drain the water and likely prevented her from contracting pneumonia. Missy’s owner said she suffered scratches on her eye and nose, but is doing well.

“I’m a little shook up,” owner Jennie Delaney said. “But I’m a lot better now.”

The pool owner’s fence blew over Monday, thanks to a massive wind storm. Delaney suspects Missy was wandering around the yard attempting grab an apple from a tree, but ended up wandering into unexplored territory.

The homeowner has calls into her insurance company for her fence, and now, her pool.


AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • BlessUsAll

    I’ve never had so much fun sitting poolside!

    Love any and all horse stories with happy endings — including happy smiles from an understanding neighbor who has insurance on both fence AND pool.

    December 19, 2012
  • Morgan Griffith

    Would love to see the look on this ladie’s face when she found out what that lump was! Glad everything turned out OK for Missy. Guess she should have tried the hot tub

    December 20, 2012