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Attentive horse helps fallen woman get help

Editor: I am a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump, and I also have neuropathy in my feet and legs.

I have a recumbent bike I ride to help keep my legs from stiffening up. For the past year, I have ridden on my street and taken an apple or carrot for a horse up the street.

On this one particular evening, I got off my bike and the horse came running. I didn’t notice that a trough had been dug to the nearby ditch to drain off some water.

Well, I fell and I could not get up. The horse was really upset. He was trying to reach me and also was biting the fence to try and break it.

He then ran over to the house on the other side of the property and was at the window calling. He stopped, ran back and forth along the fence line, then ran back to me.

He continued doing this for about 15 minutes. Then the people arrived home and noticed that the horse was really spooked. They looked at him running to me, and they saw me on the ground.

There was no way I could get up, and that horse got help for me.

The next day I went over to see him. and I opened my arms and he was using his mouth and was checking me. Along one arm, up and down my front, down the other arm, my head — he was checking me all over to see if I was hurt.

I have since found out the horse which saved me was also saved from going to the slaughterhouse. He is quite the horse in my eyes.


B. Langbell,


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