BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Today, fire fighters responded quickly to save a horse from drowning in a pool, after it fell through the winter cover.
The Boyle County Fire Chief Donny Sexton says when fire fighters arrived, at Tubs Lane off Waterworks Road, the quarterhorse's head was under water.
Using lead ropes fire fighters pulled the horse to the shallow end of the pool, then all the way out.
The horse was checked out by a vet and has only a few pulled muscles.
From the time fire fighters got to the scene it took about 20 minutes for them to rescue the horse.
They do not know how long the horse had been in the pool, but based on how tired it was they estimate a couple of hours.
The Boyle County Fire Department says cases like this one is why it is so important to not only cover your pools, but to have a fence around them as well.