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If you have a spare 8 minutes

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Lucretzia Wed 25-Nov-20 19:18:13

May I suggest this as a diversion from everyday worries

This happened in 2006 in the Netherlands. Hundreds of horses were stuck on a small raised area after flooding of fields. Different rescue tactics were tried but failed . 7 horsewomen decided to try a different approach and it was wonderful to see. The footage is not good quality. But it is definitely worth watching. In my opinion!

These women didn't want publicity and the whole event was largely missed by the world

Septimia Wed 25-Nov-20 19:31:37

Eight minutes well spent. I was nearly in tears, especially as I'm a lifelong horse lover. Thanks, Lucretzia

lemongrove Wed 25-Nov-20 19:33:19

Yes, thank you, wasn’t that amazing! So glad to see them on dry land again.

Aldom Wed 25-Nov-20 19:34:48

That is so moving. Thank you.

Bathsheba Wed 25-Nov-20 19:38:05

Oh I've seen this before but it was wonderful to watch it again. So very moving - those horsewomen deserved a medal each for what they did!

Lucca Wed 25-Nov-20 19:41:56

That’s me in tears again. Marvellous achievement by those rescuers

gmarie Wed 25-Nov-20 19:50:36

Thank you for sharing this. It did my heart good today. thanks

Nanny27 Wed 25-Nov-20 20:13:23

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful film. Feel quite choked. Lovely music too.

Gwyneth Wed 25-Nov-20 20:32:21

I’ve just watched this and it was wonderful to see the horses being saved. I love horses so much. The women riders and all the people who helped were incredible too. Thank you for posting it Lucretzia.

Lucretzia Wed 25-Nov-20 21:17:20

You're welcome!

So glad you enjoyed it

I've watched it a few times over the years and it always brings tears to my eyes.

nexus63 Wed 25-Nov-20 22:12:20

just watched and this and it was amazing, beautiful piece of music, anybody know what it is?

LauraNorder Wed 25-Nov-20 22:19:20

Lovely to know that there are such good people in the world. A heart warming film, you'd have to be pretty hard hearted not to shed a tear.

Nortsat Wed 25-Nov-20 22:28:37

Thank you, beautiful.
I have shared with the horse-adoring young ones in the family.

Curlywhirly Wed 25-Nov-20 22:32:27

What a beautiful uplifting video. Thanks for sharing Lucretzia.

Lucretzia Wed 25-Nov-20 22:34:19


just watched and this and it was amazing, beautiful piece of music, anybody know what it is?

It's a perfect piece for this clip, isn't it?

It's called Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis

biba70 Wed 25-Nov-20 22:39:03

yes, so beautiful <3

Hetty58 Wed 25-Nov-20 22:42:22


kircubbin2000 Thu 26-Nov-20 06:57:48

Why so many horses I wonder.

oryx1 Thu 26-Nov-20 10:58:22

Absolutely brilliant. Bought me to tears...

NanTheWiser Thu 26-Nov-20 12:41:41

Not much moves me to tears, but this really did! Very teary eyed right now.

The Vangelis music was from the film 1492- Conquest of Paradise, which really stirs the emotions too.

toscalily Thu 26-Nov-20 13:22:57

This brought tears to my eyes, wonderful to watch.

Ohmother Thu 26-Nov-20 14:55:29

Thank you for this. After a tough day at work I needed this. X. It’s a good cry. 😊

Greyduster Thu 26-Nov-20 17:30:27