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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:04 PM

In Simi Valley - this thoroughbred goes back into the blaze to get his family.

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Reply In Simi Valley - this thoroughbred goes back into the blaze to get his family. (Original post)
kpete Oct 30 OP
Iliyah Oct 30 #1
alittlelark Oct 30 #2
imaginary girl Oct 30 #3
UTUSN Oct 30 #4
machoneman Oct 30 #5
alittlelark Oct 30 #6
Green Line Oct 30 #7
Karadeniz Oct 30 #8

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:09 PM

1. I hope they were saved.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:10 PM

2. That appears to be a Mare.

She is retrieving her family from the smoke and flames.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:16 PM

3. I thought so, too! N/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:16 PM

4. Thread warning came too late

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:24 PM

5. Sorry, but that's not true. Fact is, horses run back into their indoor arena/stable and even....

...their own stall since it's where they feel safe.

In stable fires (and my late wife's horse was through a massive one) pretty much every horse will run back in, even in the face of heavy flames. Our vet, the stable owner (100+ horses btw for each of 40+ years) and others agree that this terrible thing horses do has killed many of them over the years. In fact, unless one can get a horse bridled pretty quickly after the fire breaks out AND literally dragged outside and TIED to a strong post, the horse will break loose from a handler and run back in. Sadly, no horse is usually, if ever, in bridle when locked in their stall as the bridle may hook on projections in the stall and they do interfere with hay munching.

In the fire our American Saddlebred survived, the professional grooms ran into the fire, dragged our boy out and tied his bridle/harness to a nearby telephone pole. He was one of the few survivors left standing in the morning light where 20+ polo ponies at the Oak Brook, IL polo facility died that fateful evening due to a lightning strike on the huge and temporary circus tent-sized stable.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:50 PM

6. Sorry for you losses



But this Mare risked her life to save her colt - perhaps the father as well - not gonna ask.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:53 PM

7. It looks like a mare going back for her foal

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:52 PM

8. I noticed at least one other horse in the background...hope everyone made it out!❤

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