A horse that got spooked during a photo shoot on a California beach took a three-hour swim in the ocean before he was rescued by the Harbor Patrol and the Santa Barbara Coast Guard.
(BBC NEWS) SANTA BARBARA - A dramatic horse rescue has taken place in Summerland, California, after a photo shoot at the beach went wrong. The horse being used panicked and bucked the rider off, according to Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol.
It then swam about two half miles out to sea. Harbor Patrol and the Santa Barbara Coast Guard had to secure the horse to the side of the boat to bring it back to shore.
The horse was exhausted when it arrived on shore, but it was thought to be otherwise well.