A herd of approximately 100 horses were stranded on a small piece of land that was flooded after a terrible storm in a village in Netherlands. 19 horses lost their lives, but the remaining horses were stranded on a low-land knoll for three days. The horses were brought food by Firemen and animal welfare officers in an attempt of keeping the horse’s strength up. Attempts to rescue the animals were made without success.
On the third day, however, a remarkable rescue of these beautiful creatures was made. Another storm was approaching the area when someone posted on a horse forum looking for experienced riders that have no fear of water. That’s when Some female riders responded. A woman by the name of Norma Miedema created a group called The Netherlands Horse Rescue. This group of seven brave women got together the following day and risked their lives in order to save the lives of these horses. It comes as no surprise that they were later honored for their courage and bravery.