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calendar   Tuesday - February 28, 2012

A LADY AND HER HORSE AND A RACE AGAINST TIME AND TIDE

This is one heck of a dramatic, hold your breath story.  It was for me anyway.

Not much text here, it all photo and I couldn’t let this go by.

BTW..... For those not familiar with the Brit weights.  There are 14 pounds to one stone. So we’re talking over a thousand pounds here.


Race against the tide: Bravery of young mother who stayed by her horse’s side for THREE HOURS after getting trapped in mud ‘like quicksand’

Panic as 78-stone show horse is ‘swallowed-up’ by mud
Mother freed her daughter and another horse before returning to trapped animal
Astro was freed just minutes before the tide closed in

By KERRY MCQUEENEY

This was the terrifying moment a brave young mother battled to keep her beloved horse calm as sea water closed in on the animal after he became trapped in mud ‘like quicksand’.

Exhausted and mud-splattered, Nicole Graham clung to her trapped horse Astro for three hours keeping his head high in a race against the tide.

The 78-stone show horse had sunk into quagmire-like mud and was facing the prospect of drowning as the water rose around them.

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SOME TEXT AND ALL OF THE PHOTOS

there are a total of 14 pix


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/28/2012 at 02:45 PM   
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