Firefighters rescued a horse after it accidentally fell into a swimming pool this morning.

A horse has been rescued from a swimming pool by a team of firefighters after it had wandered off in a garden.

Fire crew from Epping, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Great Baddow were called to North Weald at 10: 52am today (Saturday, December 7) attended to the scene.

The horse had fell through a swimming pool cover.

Crews used a ’skid’ to help lift the horse back out of the pool by 12:14pm.

The horse has avoided serious injury but was left in the care of a vet as a precaution.