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post #1 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Gutsy wranger and horse take on grizzly

This is an inspiring story about a young lady and a horse who rise to the occasion to save a a young boy from a pursuing grizzly bear on a Montana trail. Gutsy wrangler, huge horse save boy from charging grizzly - - Sept. 18, 2011
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 01:37 AM
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Wow that boy is lucky and that sounds like a great horse.

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 03:42 PM
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Wow! amazing story! to think what could have happened ? ... that is a once in a lifetime horse!

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wow, amazing story!! Amazing horse and rider too!
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post #5 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 04:17 PM
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What a heroic story. Hats off to Erin and Tonk.
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That is an awesome story. The girl & her horse are so brave!!!
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post #7 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 05:57 PM
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I'm in awe.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-19-2011, 08:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing this true story of courage on the parts of both a young rider & her horse!
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-20-2011, 10:11 AM
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Wow. that was amazing. What a brave young lady and the horse was a champion of champions that day. He deserves his ration of feed and a sweet pasture the rest of his life!

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post #10 of 15 Old 09-27-2011, 06:59 PM
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I am just SHAKING after that story!! WOW! Bawling my eyes out!
It is absolutely AMAZING how some horses will fight their natural instincts
to help their rider.

I was trail riding one day and was attacked by 4 huge german sheps.
One even attacked my mares hind quarters and latched on to her
tail! I jumped off to help scare the dogs away, and just knew Sky would
take off leaving me behind with the dogs! But they were hurting her and
she wouldn't buck, so I needed to help her! Instead of running she turned
into a raging banshee and killed two of the dogs and severely injured the two others! After she ran them off, she came back to me shaking her head, and
was covered in blood. I walked her home, called the vet and she had to have
so many stitches I lost count! The old girl saved me and didn't leave me in
the dust!

I had her till the day she died and won't EVER find another like her!
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