Thursday, February 22, 2007

Four Women on Horseback

If you haven't seen this video, please have a look. Dozens of horses are trapped on a small patch of island, have been there for three days. Eighteen have already drowned. Efforts of soldiers and firefighters to save them have failed, then four women climbed into their saddles and rode to the rescue.... Be sure to watch through to the end. The impact grows.

14 comments:

billie said...

I saw this awhile back - isn't it incredible???

It sure made me want to jump onto Keil Bay and set out to do rescue work. :)

billie

Lynne W. Scanlon said...

Wow! This was thrilling.
Lynne AKA The Wicked Witch of Publishing

Peggy said...

Hi Lynne,

Wasn't it an upper!

I'm pleased you came to visit. I love your edgy blog, though I haven't visited anyone's much lately.

Been teaching fiction-writing at Duke lately while trying to keep up with much of my other stuff--the teaching is turning out to be a really good adventure. Today I have a batch of individual conferences with students and they are an intriguing bunch.


And Billie,

I had an idea you might have seen this. I could picture you being one of those women.

billie said...

There's another amazing video - google Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman and you should pull it up on metacafe... it's not a rescue but does illustrate the amazing connection that can occur between humans and horses.

billie

Anonymous said...

How could I not google someone called Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman?

Peggy said...

Okay, I checked out Lorenzo. For a team of horses to jump a hurdle it does take some communication. And I don't want Lorenzo's job.

J.B. Rowell said...

Amazing footage - go women!

billie said...

The jumping was astounding, but what really impresses me is the horses allowing him to stand on their backs w/o bridles or saddles and respond to his cues. Aside from the incredible balance, the fact that he has a team of horses so willing to go for him, and in a cluster, is amazing.

He must spend many hours a day with those horses to have that kind of trust and training.

Peggy Payne said...

I don't know enough about horses to realize that they might not like you standing on their backs without a saddle.

It takes someone who knows about a particular enterprise to fully recognize and appreciate when somebody takes a risk.

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Peggy said...

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billie said...

LOL - I get these odd spam emails that are like stream of consciousness contemporary lit fic - some of them actually do pull me in to read the entire thing.

The weirdest thing is I can't quite fathom what the spammer is trying to accomplish - they aren't selling anything and don't, for the most part, even have links to click on.

Interesting phenomena!

billie

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