While perusing Facebook, I found this touching photo of a woman in Australia trying to save her horse. The story behind the image is that 18 year old Astro (the steed) got trapped in mud on a beach. Anyone that has been around horses also know that they’re not light animals–they’re quite heavy and that is why cavalry would never traditionally charge through mud. Seeing this, Nicole Graham (the women pictured, who owns more than 10 horses and runs a horse dentistry business) jumped into the mud and held the horse’s head over the mud for three hours to protect it from drowning in the tide.
A tractor and harness were able to help free the creature.
But this one gripping image (the photographer is apparently unknown and not cited on Facebook, but we’d love to talk to you) has gone viral on the web with over 11,000 likes and over 4,000 shares. The image represents the bond between a woman and her horse that she obviously cares so deeply about–and she refuses to give up on it even in the darkest hours.
Editor’s Note/Correction: Apparently this story is from last year. Sorry about the confusion. Either way, it is still an excellent photo.