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.

The Swifts Creek Cup at the Tambo Valley Picni...

Image via Wikipedia of Racehorses

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!

HOKETSU Hiroshi (法華津寛), the oldest athlete (Ag...

Image via Wikipedia of Horse competing in Dressage

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 –


About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

Posted on January 13, 2012, in Animals, Horses and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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