Horse Survives Traumatic Fire Injuries
I happened across this story today because a friend of mine shared it on Facebook. This story is so inspiring I felt compelled to share it with you all.
A slow racehorse from Australia was bound for slaughter before he was rescued by a couple of eventers. The couple planned on re-training Neville as an eventing horse, which is basically multi-discipline showing in cross country, jumpers, and dressage. They moved him to South Carolina and entered him into their training program.
Although not the best at first, Neville was a promising prospect…until one morning they learned the barn was on fire. Some horses survived with minor injuries, some died in the fire, and Neville was found with severe internal and external injuries.
Against all odds, this amazing horse has made more of a recovery than anyone expected. Not only is he rideable, but Neville is a contender for the Olympics!
Neville may not have been cut out to be a racehorse, but he has enough heart and determination to win the hearts of everyone who hears his inspirational story.
Check out the original story at the link below:
- Horse Is a Fire Survivor and a Possible Olympian (nytimes.com)
- Equestrian Boyd Martin rallies after Olympic dreams are nearly burned to the ground (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Horse Rescued From Swamp In Townsend (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Snowmobilers Rescue Wounded Horse From Backcountry (denver.cbslocal.com)
Posted on January 13, 2012, in Animals, Horses and tagged animals, Australia, Eventing, health, Horse, Horse racing, horses, Neville, news, Olympic Games, South Carolina, unique. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.