20 May 2012 /AP
Maybe he should be named Bob. An Arabian horse named William got spooked during a California beachside photo shoot and swam a mile out to sea before rescuers got to him and helped him back to shore.
Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Capt. Jay Irwin tells the Santa Barbara News-Press that the horse’s white head looked like a seagull bobbing in the water. Owner Mindy Peters says the 6-year-old Arabian, whose official name is Heir of Temptation, was part of a photo clinic on the beach when it was spooked by waves and ran off.