BARNSLEY firefighters rescued a three-year-old horse from a pond in Honeywell on Thursday morning.

They were called to a field at Willow Bank shortly after 8am, and found the horse, Mungo, stranded with his head just above the water.

A line was attached to the horse’s head collar to pull him out of the pond, and he was able to stand shortly after reaching dry land.

Mungo’s owner Vanda Ramsden, said: “They saved Mungo’s life. He would not have been able to get out himself, and his head was only just above the water when we found him.

"The firefighters were amazing. I cannot thank them enough.”

A fire service spokesman, said: "It’s thought Mungo became struck after wandering down to the pond to drink some water. The rescue took around one hour."