Loaded Horse Falls Into Pool

Wanna Go Skinny Dippin’?It may seem odd, but I love apples. I really do. Usually my father eats all around the core and then gives me the rest to eat, seeds and all.

I hope those seeds don’t germinate. I guess I won’t really know until a twig sprouts out of my ear.

Anyway, I was reading the following story and it may just have given me the reason as to why I like apples so much.

The pony, named “Fat Boy”, escaped from its stable, broke into a nearby garden with another pony, and began munching the fallen apples.

It is thought that the rotten fruit had begun to ferment, causing the animal to become ‘drunk’.

That explains why I have to eat my apples in a brown paper bag.

Twelve-year-old Fat Boy stumbled across the garden, and fell into the outdoor swimming pool which was covered by tarpaulin.

Sarah Penhaligon, 28, owner of the bungalow in Newquay, Cornwall, was woken at night by a “huge” splash and found the Moorland Pony in the shallow end.

She said: “I looked outside, saw this massive animal in the dark, and thought the Beast of Bodmin was in the pool. I was terrified, but when I took a closer look I realised it was a horse.

“I didn’t have a clue what to do next – who do you call when there’s a horse stuck in your swimming pool?

“I dialed 999 and they asked which service I wanted and I said I didn’t know, I just had a horse in my pool and needed help.”

Fire crews spent two hours building a set of hay steps in the pool, and hoisted the animal out of the water at 5am with the help of several harnesses.

The pony had escaped from the nearby Trenance riding stables. A spokesman said horses were known to get ‘punch drunk’ from eating too many apples.

As Amy Winhouse says, “I don’t wanna go to rehab. A No, no, no.”


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