Wild stallion saves young horse from drowning

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From DogHeirs
by Ellen G.

When a wild Stallion named Champ was crossing a river with his family, a filly got in trouble. The river’s current was too strong for the young horse, and she began to be swept away. That’s when Champ came to her rescue and the moment was caught on camera. Champ is part of Salt River Wild Horses in Tonto National Forest in Arizona.

(The BLM wants all these horses GONE. Are you doing your part by calling in and letting Sally Jewell know what YOU think? Look at the previous post for the information. – Jerry)

Original Article: DogHeirs




AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
36 Comments
  • sherriey

    that was beautiful! it brought tears to my eyes.
    and those pro-slaughter idiots say that horses have no feelings, that they have no souls….
    no, the soulless ones are those that can’t see what horses really are…the soulless ones are pro-slaughter and live on Capital Hill!

    September 9, 2013
    • AMEN!!!

      September 10, 2013
  • Debbie Tracy

    AWE, this was so very special to be able to watch this on film is amazing, tears are flowing again, ha but happy ones for these horses…

    I am calling and I must say one woman was very voice stress how she felt , what a shame it is and how Sally has not said a word, she felt so bad, it was refreshing to hear, cause usually you get some real jem’s that don’t want to give you the time of day, BUT NOT HER, and she herself was getting a lot of calls… ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s always hope, keep tweeting Sally too everyone BUG the HELL OUT of HER>>>>>

    September 9, 2013
  • Margaret

    Everytime I see this video it is so inspiring. Now we know how much FAMILY means to these to horses. And how protective stallions are of those he’s responsible for.

    September 9, 2013
  • Hold on – I live in Arizona and I have been told that the Salt River horses are safe from the BLM!? Besides there is no way that the BLM can come into that area with helicopters – been there – it would be impossible to round them up that way! PLUS > they are a huge tourist attraction! This had better not be true because I will round up everyone I know and surround those horses so that the BLM can’t touch them. It is not a place that is like rounding them up on the range! These horses are freindly and are used to humans…..BLM stay the F….away!

    September 9, 2013
    • Arlene

      Bravo Donna, If i were there I would Help You !!!!!

      September 10, 2013
  • this was a long long time ago! Love it then and love it now!

    September 9, 2013
  • Paula Hughes

    I know a lot of people that could actually learn a lot from watching horses…..and most other animal families. Kind of a pity that so many “humans” consider theirselves superior to animals..they are SO WRONG!!

    September 9, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    very nice.

    September 9, 2013
  • Sasha SHapiro

    Amazing. This is why we fight for them.

    September 9, 2013
  • You bet I’m calling…these horses need to be saved along with the others…Watching that video is Priceless……what a bond..thanks for sharing…

    September 10, 2013
  • Debi Cole

    A BLM round up is a pogrom against the wild horses. It destroys family groups and tears apart their fabric of being. They have intelligence, emotions and souls. To destroy them is akin to what the Nazis did to the Jews.

    September 10, 2013
  • this was beautiful and i think wild hores should be able to run free and protected

    September 10, 2013
  • Arlene

    Lots of tears over here , I have seen other saves by stallions for their herd member , The soulless one s are the ones who cant see this beauty for what they are Perfection and love and true Gift to treasure and protect at all costs !!!!! THE HORSES !!!!!!

    September 10, 2013
  • Sally Gilbert

    why is it they want to kill everything?
    the wild mustang has been here for decades its an American Icon, find a way to leave them in there habitat!

    September 10, 2013
  • karen

    That is a beautiful and touching slideshow. Thank you for posting it. It is so wonderful to see horses as they should be, free and fat!

    September 10, 2013
  • Edie

    Its sad that people don’t understand that a herd is a very strong ‘family’ unit. We could learn so much about how to treat each other. I adopted a little guy who had been so abused I thought he might not recover. He may be small but he performs huge deeds. He protects his herd, the herd of cattle, and saved my life. He was known as Cloud when he lived at the HFH ranch, Snow Fire is the name he answers to now. It broke my heart to see the terror people brought into his life. He worked hard to overcome those dark experiences. Horses, donkeys and mules deserve to treated as the amazing beings they are not sent to slaughter and treated like garbage.

    September 10, 2013
  • Absolutely beautiful story! ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 10, 2013
  • Jackie

    How awesome that someone was able to capture this on camera. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. We must find a way to save the wild horses.

    September 10, 2013
  • Stacy Martin

    Our politicians should learn from this equine example of “no child left behind”.

    September 10, 2013
  • evelyn corso

    thanks for the reminder today!

    September 10, 2013
  • without a doubt, the Bowel Loose Movement (BLM)is against God and all that is sacred

    September 10, 2013
  • There is no need to tell me how special these animals are. Each and every one of us need to call and call and call until they hear our voices. I have nightmares about the treatment theses horse receive and the slaughter of the innocents. Even our language is full of horses – nightmares, marestails (waves), pony tails, trotting along.

    September 11, 2013
  • Monika Dahlhoff

    Amazing story. It touches the heart and hopefully those of your politicians, too. Greetings from Germany

    September 11, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    I do not know how a human being can do this for $250. a head or any other amount or reason … I would give my arms & legs to make this stop I know we have done everything possible & they still won’t listen or respond to us I think it’s a signed deal blm & round ups to get rid of the am mustangs & i am sick about this, this is like a holocaust to wipe out a complete race to me needlessly “torture total torture” I am ashamed of our government!!!!

    September 12, 2013
  • bob

    why don’t you all just tell the blm you’ll gladly take em and feed em??? you have the money for that? I like how you anti-slaughter people bitch about pro-slaughter people,but don’t want to foot the bill for feeding all the thousands of these things. no,the blm DOES NOT want ‘to wipe out a complete race’. that is sheer idiocy. it DOESNT HAVE THE MONEY TO FEED EM ALL!!! for god’s sake… and of course the national beef council and the national cattlemans association is in pro-slaughter. they have sense enough to see that’s the best way to thin them out,so the rest aren’t starving. …oh-that’s right. you guys are going to do it. ….right….

    September 13, 2013
    • The BLM would not have to feed them if they would just stop rounding them up and putting them in pens… they forage in the wild and have plenty of food there… they are NOT STARVING. Do your homework, idiot. The BLM rounds them up and puts them by the 100’s in pens and then WE THE TAXPAYERS DO HAVE TO FEED AND WATER THEM.. that is insane. LEAVE THEM ALONE WHERE THEY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

      September 21, 2013
  • chris

    I hope this is true! People can certainly take a lesson or two from this “dumb animal”!

    September 13, 2013
  • eleanor hayes

    this was such a beautiful video with the story. these horses are so magnificent and I can’t even fathom how anyone would want them gone or destroyed. they are a great and wonderful beauty as a part of what is truly wonderful in our world. so natural and truly magnificent. i hope they are not even thinking anymore of destroying them. it would be a horrible sin.

    September 14, 2013
  • Roisceanne Kenny

    This is just beautiful and inspirational. I work with horses and study their behavior, so this video makes me very emotional.

    September 16, 2013
  • CC

    Many people don’t get just how smart and compassionate these creatures are. For millenia these creatures have helped us live. They helped us survive, farm, hunt, wage war, and taught people to trust in something. They are some of the best therapy for trouble people, or the handicapped. because they are true puresouls. It is man who steals and ruins this.
    I do not suppport rounding them up for slaughter, but I think the wild herds shoukd go back to that. We need to step back and let nature run its course. This will thin the herds and keep things in balance.

    September 19, 2013
  • Amy Miller

    I absolutely loved this slide show. I also like the fact that not all stallions battle with other stallions. Awesome.

    September 21, 2013
  • Elizabeth

    Bob, what upsets people is these horses are not starving, BLM doesn’t feed them but allows ranchers to graze for next to nothing. These horses deserve a place too. Rounding up and removing them takes thousands of $$$! And keeping them for a lifetime in pens too! If your going to allow livestock grazing, the horses deserve their opportunity to do the same. In some years, some areas horses suffer from drought and starvation but the majority are fat and sassy, living on next to nothing. Either let nature take its course or truck in water and feed during bad years, gotta be cheaper than round ups and long term holding, seems obvious…

    September 21, 2013
  • Sharyn Shubert

    Cattle are being fed poison and thus humans are eating poison. This is a political, money hungry organization to kill the human race and make the power hungry more money and more powers. The horses belong here and we are killing them for nothing more than greed. The day will come when all of these monsters from hell will pay.

    September 22, 2013
  • This is one of those storiesonce seen will remember for life..

    How can we make a difference an help usa get this as a protected society??
    we have a few different breeds of wild horses here, one is the Kaimanawa, an theyre either kulled or herded for sale..
    Is there a fund raising site for the salt water wild horses?
    count me in..

    September 23, 2013
    • Arlene

      Me Too !!!!!!

      September 24, 2013