Baby horse succumbs and drowns in a river current, but a wild stallion refuses to give up
Horses are incredibly powerful animals, they are so majestic and beautiful sometimes their power is underestimated. Think of how powerful domesticated horses are, what about wild horses? A wild stallion often brings an image to mind of a large beast, reared up on it’s hind legs making a noise many of us would shudder at. But, is that true of all wild stallions? Definitely not all of them, and certainly not Champ.
Champ, who is pictured below, is the hero in this story.
Champ and his family were grazing on the bank of the Salt River in Tonto National Forest, Arizona when another band of horses joined along the opposite bank. Two young colts were playing together and began to make their way into the water.
This interested the other horses who began to cross the river. As they crossed the current became too strong for one inexperienced filly, she was unable to fight against it and fell, she then struggled to keep his head above water.
The other horses became distraught, watching in horror as the filly began to drown. Champ immediately jumped into the river to rescue the filly. He grabbed the young horse by the neck to bring it back to shore, struggling against the current Champ lost his grip and the filly was swept downstream. Champ followed the filly, refusing to give up on her, and managed to once again grip her by the neck. This time his grip was more secure, enabling him to guide the filly back to safety and reunite her with her mother.
Champ intinctively jumped in to save the filly, he risked his own life to help out the young horse. Even when he lost his grip he did not give up, if he had that horse would’ve drowned. This story is noble and inspirational. Champ truly lived up to his name and we should all learn a thing or two from him.