Berkshire fire crews rescue polo pony from swimming pool

Polo pony rescued from Winkfield Row swimming pool Image copyright Berkshire Fire & Rescue
Image caption The pony called Juanita is believed to have strayed into the pool from her nearby stable

A retired polo pony must have got her sport confused with water polo after fire crews had to rescue it from a Berkshire swimming pool.

Specialists animal rescue crews were called to a house in Winkfield Row, near Bracknell just after 05:00 BST.

Crews from Bracknell, Caversham and Reading worked for almost three hours to lift the 500kg (78st) pony, called Juanita, out of the water.

Straps and lines were used to get her out of the swimming pool.

She was believed to have strayed in to the pool from her stable next door.

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