Friday, April 13, 2012

In the News

It seems to me that these days the word "hero" is bandied about an awful lot to describe people who are basically just doing their job.  But this teenage girl to my way of thinking is a true hero; she put her own life in danger to save twenty-five horses from a devastating stable fire.  Sadly, sixteen didn't survive because she couldn't get to them.  I wonder how many of us would have braved the fire to do she did.

Here's the link to the story:

Until next time


  1. That's a great story. What a brave young woman she is!

    Thanks for posting. :)

  2. Wow. This young lady is a true example of what a hero is.

  3. I hadn't see this story, only the ones I posted on my blog that were press releases from the Arabian Horse Association.

    I love the quote from the girl, and boy do I know that adrenaline pump that keeps you going through scary situations she mentioned but I wondered how she managed to save that many. Now I can picture it but it's still hard to imagine she even tried that. It's not just going into the fire but the way she brought the horses out. What an incredible story.

    I wonder how long it will take for the horses to come back.

    I was just reading something about this farm the other day. Having something like this happen right after gives me shivers. It also makes me want to go check my barn's wiring again. I'm pretty sure this is not the first barn fire I've posted about since I began blogging. It is such scary stuff.
    Thanks for more pieces to this story.

  4. What a hero that girl is, and the others who went back into the burning barn with her. I wish I thought I'd be able to be so brave.

  5. That story made me cry. The young lady was so calm and collected, even after the event.

    When I was a kid learning to ride at a lesson barn, I was made to promise that I would never go into a burning barn to save the horses. In fact, there were signs on the entrances to the barn forbidding anyone but firefighters to enter the barn if it was on fire. I always wondered if anyone would listen to the signs when the time came and hoped that I did not have to find out. This makes huge barns with long, winding aisles very scary to me. Give me an end stall, please!

  6. What a nightmare. I can understand a horse lover going in to save the horses, at any age. I think many folks put their horses before them in lots of things!
    I'm so glad that no humans were hurt. How sad that 16 horses died.

  7. This should be front page news everywhere. Save what you love...

  8. Thanks for sharing the link to the videos. I read about this from an email but it's even more impressive hearing how she had to crawl and that she got kicked and knocked down. She's lucky she made it out okay herself.

  9. Amazing!! You're right, that young lady is a TRUE HERO!!! Humbling as well, don't know that I would ever be that brave ...

  10. At least she tried. A true hero


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