Hot Shots: May 16

Posted at 8:30 PM, May 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-16 23:21:40-04

During a Summerland, Calif., photo shoot, a horse panicked and bucked his rider off then took off swimming into the ocean.

Harbor patrol and the Santa Barbara Coast Guard caught up to him about 2-and-a-half miles out to see. Rescue crews secured the horse to the side of their boat and returned to shore.

Aside from being tired, the horse was fine.

Mark Rodgers, a Lafayette, Indiana, boy, lost his arm in a UTV crash last year, but it isn't stopping him from hitting the lanes.

The 12-year-old bowler continues to amaze both opponents and supporters on his quest to bowl a perfect game.

Rodgers recently took first place in the Indiana Middle School Regional Tournament and is heading to the state finals.

Jordan Williams lives in the Motor City, but he prefers four legs over four wheels. The Detroit man gets around town on Magic.

Williams and Magic are part of a traveling troop of urban cowboys and their horses who entertain at charity events and parties.

Williams has a permit to ride Magic in the city for training, but the horse has to live on a ranch outside of town.