A horse had to be rescued from a swimming pool after it wandered into a back garden in Cheshire.
Hay bales were used to help Sam step out
Firefighters were called by the owners of the house in Hale Barns after Sam the horse left its usual grazing area behind the house and took a dip.
The water - 6ft deep at one end - was drained from the pool and hay bales used as steps to help him get out.
It is believed Sam followed a dog into the garden. He was checked by a vet but found to be unharmed by his ordeal.
It took 18 firefighters and members of the Humane Education Service an hour to free him from the pool.