Horse Cools Off in New Hampshire Lake on Hot Summer Day

A water-loving horse took a refreshing dip in a lake on a hot summer day in Belmont, New Hampshire, in late August.

Victoria LaPointe is featured in this video with her horse, Appy, a 23-year-old Appaloosa gelding. The footage shows Appy and LaPointe swimming in Lake Winnisquam. Appy can be seen going deep in the lake for just a moment before returning to more shallow water.

“As a swim instructor and lifeguard I’m always in the water. Appy shares the same love of water,” LaPointe said. “Always trying to splash and dunk his head under to blow bubbles wherever he can.” Credit: Victoria LaPointe via Storyful

Video transcript

- Hmm.

- Working on this.

- Next. Actually, jump, jump, jump. We can make it in, I might.

[LAUGHTER]

- No, he could, yeah.

- Oh, he went under. [LAUGHS] He went deep, deep.

- We can't.

- Can we do something.

- He's smiling.

- That, too.

[LAUGHTER]

- Nutty.

- He's been happy because his ears are down.

- It amazes me, he's always looking.

- And there's this.

- He's happy.

- Always looking.

- Working on this.

- Next. Actually, jump, jump, jump.

[LAUGHTER]

- We can make it in, I might.

[SPLASHING]

- No, he could, yeah.

- Oh, he went under. [LAUGHS] He went deep, deep.

- Can we do something.

- He's smiling.

- That, too.

- [LAUGHS]

- Nutty.

- He's been happy because his ears are down.

- It amazes me, he's always looking.

- And there's this.

- He's happy.

- Hmm.