She Was Desperate, Her Horse Was Drowning. But What She Did Was Amazing!
What was supposed to be a leisurely ride for Nicole Graham and her daughter Paris turned into the scare of their lives. The pair were riding along the coast of Geelong, Australia when the soggy land gave way. Both horses were stuck in the quagmire. Nicole had to jump to her daughter’s rescue. She was able to get them to firm land, but by the time she returned to her horse, Astro, he was sinking. While her daughter called for help, Nicole held Astro’s head above water as the tide was coming in.
Nicole stayed with her Astro while her daughter went to get help.
Any movement from Astro would cause him sink further, so she tried to keep him calm.
Nicole waited for 3 hours, holding his head high to avoid drowning. She was scared knowing she might lose him.
Rescuers and a vet, Stacey Sullivan, arrived to the scene and sedated the 18-year old horse.
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