Shear Will

John Shear, a World War II veteran, a jockey and a track steward is only just now getting the recognition he deserves for saving a five-year old girl from being trampled by a run-away horse at Santa Anita. When Sea and Sage bolted from the paddock area, Shear realized that the girl was right in […]

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Horse rescued from quicksand on beach

It was a very happy ending to a nightmare of a day when 18-year old Astro was rescued — uninjured — after spending three hours in quicksand like mud. Nicole Graham and her daughter were riding on a beach in Melbourne, Australia, when suddenly their horses started to sink. Nicole helped her daughter get her […]

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Gutsy wrangler and her hero horse face down grizzly

Given that my horse has been known to spook at a white rock, it’s hard to imagine a horse with the guts to charge a grizzly bear. But that’s exactly what Erin Bolster and her horse Tonk did when they managed to save an 8-year old boy (on his first trail ride) from a charging […]

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