Arizona’s Tonto National Forest is the home of a few herds of wild horses. One of the park’s volunteer, Becky Standridge, was at the right time at the right place to capture an surprising event.
A stallion named Champ and his family were grazing along the bank of Salt River. Soon, another group of wild horses arrived on the opposite shore. Champ noticed them right away, especially the young filly. Scroll down to find out more (pics and video).
Champ and his family were grazing along the bank of Salt River.
Soon, another group of wild horses arrived on the opposite shore.
Among the other the newly arrived group there were two playful colts.
These two colts were very enthusiastic.
Champ and his family noticed them right away.
Intrigued, they started to cross the river. But it did not last long till a small filly was sucked away by the fast current.
The strong watercourse dragged her under, but she manages to rise.
Champ tried repeatedly to grab her by the neck but he fails.
But Champ doesn’t give up.
He breaks the group and goes further to save her. He makes a last ditch effort and carefully grabs her by the neck.
He holds her until she was safe from the dangerous waters.
Frightened the filly goes straight to his mother. Now she is safe thanks to Champ.
Now that everything is under control, he proceeds to cross the river to meet those other horses.
They greet each other and it seems like the other stallion congratulates Champ for doing a good job.
He returned to his family as a hero!
Check out the fillys’ rescue video:
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