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Teen Girl Saves 25 Horses from Chicago Stable Fire

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  • Teen Girl Saves 25 Horses from Chicago Stable Fire

    News story and video at the link. Well done!

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...home_multiline
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    Mike;
    link has been posted on the OffCourse thread about the Black Tie stable fire.

    There are just not words enough to praise this girl's bravery.
    A-Mazing is just a start.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
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    • #3
      That brought me to tears. What a champion that girl is!

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      • #4
        I have a lump in my throat. How terrible - what an awesome girl!

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        • #5
          very brave. And also very lucky, given how fast barn fires happen/spread.

          Shuddering a bit to think how quickly her heroism could have turned to tragedy...
          "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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          • #6
            I just saw this and while I applaud this young teen's bravery and am glad she was able save so many horses, something she said was very, very scary. She says she "tied the ropes around her arms!" This should never be done under any circumstances, not even in a fire, in fact, particularly not in a fire. Even if she meant she just looped them around her arms, she should not do this. Being trampled or drug to death would have made this a very sad story and I'm glad it didn't happen. There are wise/smart safety measures to take even under these circumstances.
            Susan N.

            Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.

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            • #7
              God bless her!

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              • #8
                Very brave, she and the horses she saved were beyond lucky. I am sure there are many grateful horse owners there thanks to her.

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                • #9
                  I figure the "reporter misquote" syndrome was at work and the kid probably didn't actually TIE the horses to her arms. Think about it, if you wrap a rope around a horse's neck and try to lead them that way, you've created a loop - it's hard to tie that to anything. I'm assuming what she did is just neck rope them and drag them out two at a time, which makes sense and was the most effective way to move a lot of them quickly. She is an awesome, amazing person!

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                  • #10
                    What a brave, caring soul! She should certainly get some reward or recognition hopefully. Sad also that some were lost. But she certainly seemed to have a good head on her shoulders.
                    But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by catknsn View Post
                      I figure the "reporter misquote" syndrome was at work and the kid probably didn't actually TIE the horses to her arms. Think about it, if you wrap a rope around a horse's neck and try to lead them that way, you've created a loop - it's hard to tie that to anything. I'm assuming what she did is just neck rope them and drag them out two at a time, which makes sense and was the most effective way to move a lot of them quickly. She is an awesome, amazing person!
                      If you watched the video, the girl said herself that she tied them to her arms.

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                      • #12
                        hjo519 - right, that was exactly where I took it from was her words in the video. I'm not discounting the bravery she exhibited at all, but I do hope someone instructs her on how that should not be done. She's 15 and may just have never considered that a horse outweighs her by more than just a little bit.
                        Susan N.

                        Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.

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