There are around 70,000 wild horses running free in the United States today. I've always had a dream to go and see wild horses in action. I just learned that these wild horses are actually called “feral” horses. They are related to Spanish horses and live in states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, and Wyoming. Here is an amazing story about a herd of these feral horses.
A family of wild horses is called a herd. A herd consists of a stallion, mares, and their offspring. In this herd, the stallion's name is Champ. One day Champ and his herd were drinking at the Salt River in Tonto National Forest in Arizona. Another herd came down to drink on the opposite side of the river. In the herd was two young colts, and as children do, they started "horsing" around in the river.
Intrigued by the other herd, a few of the horse's started to cross the river, including a young filly, to go play with the other herd. As they crossed, the filly appeared to go under and rise up out of the water in a panic. Her father, the stallion, rises to the occasion and steps in to save his daughter. He guides her back to shore and doesn't let her go until she is safe. Watch the dramatic rescue below.
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