PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say Phoenix firefighters had to save an unusual cowboy from a pool — a horse named Cowboy, that is.
KPHO-TV in Phoenix reports Phoenix firefighters pulled Cowboy from a Phoenix pool on Saturday after a neighbor spotted water rippling around the 1,100-pound equine.
The horse’s owner, Gail Stone, believes her donkey, Bernie, chewed a chain on a neighbor’s gate to allow for Cowboy to escape and grab a swim.
Stone says she got in the pool with the horse, then put on a bridle and a lead rope to try to get Cowboy out.
Firefighters eventually rescued the horse by using a hose to hoist him out.
Stone says Cowboy was hyperventilating but eventually calmed down.