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4 Women Rescue 100 Horses

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 4 Women Rescue 100 Horses2007-02-19 23:45
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One of these things people send you in e-mails:
Did you hear about the horses that were trapped for 3 days on a tiny piece of land in flooding wind and rain in the Netherlands?

Apparently it had the nation mesmerized, watching about 100 horses huddle against the wind and having to watch 18 of them die.

First firemen, then the Dutch army, tried to rescue them - both unsuccessfully. So 4 WOMEN on horseback rode out to the rescue.

Here's a video of it. This is such a wonderful thing to see!
Yeah, it is, particularly when somebody sets it to a Vangelis soundtrack. You find it here.

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21 Feb 2007 @ 16:58 by jobrown : Ooooh, Ming....
couldn't help but cry from joy when watching the Rescue effort! Thanks for posting this./A-d  

21 Feb 2007 @ 19:24 by ming : Rescue
Yeah, kind of brought a tear to my eye as well.  

24 Feb 2007 @ 07:54 by Ton Zijlstra @ : It's all in the telling....
First firemen, then the Dutch army, tried to rescue them - both unsuccessfully. So 4 WOMEN on horseback rode out to the rescue.

Yes, in the meantime the waterlevel had dropped of course to the point where you could actually reach the horses on another horse.
Not to diminish the effort of the people that got the horses to safety by realizing they would more easily follow another horse, then be led onto a pontoon by the army......but the suggested contrast between dumb firebrigade and footsoldiers on the one hand, and clever amazones on the other just wasn't there in reality.  

24 Feb 2007 @ 12:58 by ming : Telling
Ha, yeah, it didn't seem like that big a deal, to ride through some shallow water, in nice weather, and getting some horses to follow your horses. But, with the right setup, and some dramatic Vangelis music, and suddenly it is a great story.  

29 May 2007 @ 21:04 by maka @ : 4 women 200 horses
This is magnificent. Video and music so well done. These pictures are more words than one million to the tenth power. Thank you Ming. I am still overcome with joy and admiration. maka  

12 Mar 2008 @ 04:17 by Sue @ : rescue 100
Horses are my kindred spirit,I own two very special geldings that have helped me grow and become who I am today. Humans should never underestimate the power of God's exquisite equine gift. I was moved and wept that 4 women should come forward and lead by example, such a simple bt profound lesson on our great planet earth.  

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