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The Rousay Water Horse

The Loch of Knitchen in Rousay had a water-horse. It was a beautiful black horse, and it would leave the loch when the neighbouring farmers had their animals on the hill. The water-horse would join the herd, but never let itself be caught. – In another version the horse would let itself be caught, but anyone who got on its back was carried into the loch and drowned.