The United States is home to approximately 70,000 wild horses. In reality, these are “feral” horses, who are descended from animals that “went wild” in the 1500s, rather than “wild” horses, the descendants of creatures that have never been tamed.
They are closely related to Spanish horses and can be found in Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, and Montana. This is the story of a herd of feral horses and the stallion, Champ, who rescued the life of a man’s daughter who was about to drown. All animal lovers, especially those who adore horses, will find this narrative fascinating.
A herd is a group of wild horses that includes a stallion, some mares, and the offspring of those mares. When another herd of horses came down to drink on the other side of the river, it disturbed this herd’s watering spot.
Two young colts were playing “horse play” near the water’s edge in that herd. When the first herd became curious, some of them crossed across to say hello to their new neighbors.
An extremely young filly waded out into the river with them all. As a result, she began to be carried away by the current of the river. She was terrified, until her father, the stallion, came to her aid. But his daughter couldn’t go in the water without him watching over her!
She was gently guided out of the deep water by his neck grip and onto dry land. As long as he had her secure, he wouldn’t let go. The stallion merely walked away, leaving her to seek solace with her mother.