It happened in 2006, 200 horses found themselves stranded on a small land covered with mud when a huge storm caused the water to rise in the Great Netherlands Horse Rescue.
Media all around the globe covered the story. 19 of those horses couldn’t make due to exposure. After 3 days of being stuck in the same place, the horses couldn’t be saved. Fortunately, firemen and welfare workers were able to provide them all the basic necessities to help them survive.
Even after the water level started to fall, the authorities weren’t still able to form a plan to rescue the horses.
They were afraid of stepping in the water–making them enter it willingly was nearly impossible.
It was then that they came up with an idea.
First, a group of female riders and horses were going to ride into the shallow waters. With any luck, the horses that were stuck would soon follow them in because of their herd mentality.
Everyone hoped for them to make it to the other side without any losses.
But did they?
Fortunately, the precious seconds have been captured in the video for us to watch even a decade later!
Watch the rescue happen life!
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