A horse in Etowah had quite the adventure Saturday morning. He escaped from his pen, and made his way into the neighbor's yard.
"It's been an exciting Saturday morning at my house," said neighbor, Brenda Simonds.
When she saw the horse standing in the shallow end of her covered pool, she called 911.
The horse was unusually calm, which eased some of her worries.
Within minutes, Englewood and Etowah fire departments responded to the home on County Road 511. Captain Caleb Martin said it was an unique call this morning, but his team was ready for the task.
"It's not your everyday thing... but it's part of the job. You get odd calls and you just have to adapt to the situation you're given."
With a little coaxing, and a crisp apple, crews rescued the horse in just ten minutes.
Simonds says the pool cover was supposed to be sturdy enough to hold a car, but learned otherwise today. The horse ripped the pool cover and damaged the lining as well.
For now, she's happy the horse was contained to the shallow end, and jokes that any future trips to the pool will be during warmer weather.
"He picked the wrong time. He should have gotten in there before we put the cover on it!"
Simonds tried calling the horse's owners during the incident but was unable to reach them.
She said the horse escapes often because the fencing isn't very sturdy.
I did speak with the horse's owner, who didn't comment on the incident, or her absence from the scene.
By: Kelsey Bagwell