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Friday, May 18, 2012

Horse swims 3km!

Thought you might be interested in this amazing news story of one horse's will to survive in the midst of panic. Horses can swim and in fact swimming is used as physiotherapy in many rehabilitation centres but they are not built to swim large distances. Off the coast of California, an emergency crew rescued a horse that became stranded in the ocean after it swam more than three kilometres out to sea. The seven-year-old white Arabian called William was spooked by the sound of breaking surf as the tide came in during a photo shoot on a Santa Barbara beach on Tuesday evening, prompting it to run into the ocean. The photographers tried unsuccessfully to coax it back to shore, but the horse swam even further out to sea. Here's a link to the full story


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