Cypress Trails Equestrians owner has 75 horses, 70 of them escaped during the tumultuous flooding. “These aren’t just horses. They’re a part of the family, so I would come out here like I’d do for anyone a part of my family. Got to go save them,” said one of the rescuers.
houston has recently been swept with a series of deadly floods due to inordinately high rainfall. When creek waters rose 25–27 feet above their normal level things appeared to be dire. The historic floods were taking lives and displacing hundreds. In a time of such turmoil, one would expect that there are forgotten casuals like pets and animals. Not in this case.
The horses were completely submerged, but the community was not going to let them get swept away. What you’re about to see is footage from a heroic rescue mission. Men and women risked their lives to safely bring back a group of horses that were moments from meeting a tragic fate. Groups of men and women dove into the unstable waters and retrieved each horse one by one. It was definitely a sight to be seen.