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    Default MUST SEE PHOTOS! Horse Rescued from Coastal Quicksand as Tide Moves In!

    She stayed by her horse's side and kept his head above the rising water for three hours. Some of the most dramatic photos of a horse rescue I've seen!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...quicksand.html
    Last edited by Mike Matson; Feb. 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM.
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    Ohhh, I had this seconds before you but I decided not to post it... I could have beaten Mike! Shoulda, coulda, woulda... Didn't
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    Cub reporter vs. the veteran reporter.
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    Astro!

    (That's the horse).

    Man, the pictures of him cradling his head were so "classic horsewoman." Some hotties among the rescuers, too, eh?

    Pretty cool, Mike. Thanks of the photosspread.
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    Those are incredible photos! It's refreshing to see a beautiful, healthy horse, and an intelligent, responsive owner. I'm glad it worked out as it did.
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    Question - how did the woman end up so squeaky clean at the end? Do you think the firemen hosed her down?

    Poor horse, looks like it was a great, dedicated team that got him out. How totally terrifying for the owner.



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    We were looking at these at work this morning. Scary muck to be trapped in, and I'm also curious how she got so squeaky clean.
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    She probably rinsed off in the ocean once her guy was okay... That's what I would do at least.
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    Wow. Awesome horsewoman. Awesome horse. Awesome rescuers.



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    Those are amazing images! Brings tears to your eyes, seeing the owner so distraut.
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    Wow, really cool stories. Her expression in the pictures is just heartbreaking, so glad they got him out and he's ok!



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    Wow those are some powerful photos!

    I hadn't realized that this was here in Oz and hadn't seen or heard anything about it.

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    This owners behavior is a example of everything that should NOT be done during a horse emergency. She's very lucky not to be seriously injured by her horse. Horses are not dogs, they instinctively want to stand up and your being in their way will not stop them when they are scared.
    This is a great video for emergency rescue trainers to use showing owners what Not to do in an emergency. Owners get in the way and they hinder rescuers and they get hurt.Horses don't care about your petting and comforting words they are full of fear and want to stand up. Good way to get killed.
    The Horse.com has great series of information on how to act during a horse emergency , horse in a pool, a bog or a trailer accident.
    I hate to see these emotional pictures as they may led to other owners getting hurt in other emergencies.
    Lucky women.



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    What a great story!! Thanks for sharing! So glad it had a happy ending
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