Dramatic horse rescue

In October 2006, more than one hundred horses got trapped in a small patch of dry land as a result of a sudden flood in the Netherlands in which 18 horses drowned. All rescue attempts failed and the horses seemed to be getting desperate until four women decided to try a different approach.

The episode has been set to music. Watch.


  1. Peggy Fitzgerald says

    Thank you Mano, for posting this wonderful video!
    I had never heard this story about the horse rescue.
    How beautiful! Here’s to Life!

  2. says

    Beautiful, thanks. For Vangelis fans, the perfectly chosen score here is from the soundtrack to the movie, 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). This piece is also available on the compilation album Odyssey.

  3. says

    I am a sucker for good stories myself…it’s way better than listening to all the “top stories” on the news talking about the latest murder or crime sprees. Thanks for sharing this.

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