Horses are majestic creatures that are affectionate and too protective. Especially when it comes to their loved ones they are ready to put their lives on the line. Whether they live on a farm, or in the wilderness, horses are all fearless when it comes to protecting those they care for.
This dramatic moment of wild stallion stepping up and saving the day unfolded at the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. Thankfully one of the rangers who witnessed the scene has caught it n camera.
The largest national forest in Arizona was once roamed by thousands of wild horses. But now it hosts only a few families of mustangs. Becky Standridge, one of the park service volunteers spotted a group enjoying their meal on the Salt River’s banks. It was Champ, the famous, a dominant stallion with his large family.
It was a quiet sunny afternoon. The peaceful atmosphere was suddenly interrupted by some noises coming from the other side f the river. Except for the mating seasons, horses are peaceful animals. So even though, the two groups of horses ignored each other. The fearless Champ eventually decided to cross the river and investigate.
Only the strong currents proved too fast and too strong for an inexperienced foal. Within seconds, the little one found herself swallowed by the rapid river. It seems she was facing a certain fate. Fortunately, the strong Champ was there to save!
When noticing the young horse was struggling to keep her head afloat, Champ approached her and guided her in the right direction. He was like a protective father. He took the distressed foal under his wing and saved her until she reached safely the river bank.