Firefighters built steps so the horse could walk out of the shallow end, said assistant fire marshal Bill Clifford, who suspects the 15-year-old mare avoided drowning or hypothermia because her hooves tore through the winterized cover, draining the water.
The horse's owners stood by to keep Missy calm while firefighters worked to free her. She reportedly only suffered minor injuries.
The owners led their horse back to her stable for food, water and, of course, some rest.
Written by The Spokesman-Review