The devastation from ongoing wildfires stretches far and wide across California. The charred remains of homes and black metal carcasses of cars are scattered all around.
There are several wildfires attacking parts of California, forcing people to flee their homes. Many only have minutes to grab their loved ones and a few precious belongings.
Thousands upon thousands of acres have burned and power has had to be cut to many homes and businesses lying in the path of the roaring fire. The wake of destruction is shocking.
Those who have time to prepare for an evacuation sometimes are able to save their pets and horses instead of simply opening the pasture gate and setting them free, hoping for the best.
Dogs and cats are slipped into pet taxis and crammed into cars as families peel out, headed for a safer place to stay. People have been seen clutching chickens in their arms and running off with goats, hoping to save them, too.
The rest have to fend for themselves and fight for their lives.
During the Easy Fire that burned more than 1,300 acres in just a few hours in Simi Valley, mandatory evacuations were ordered. The fire was threatening at least 6,500 homes in the area along with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
Residents who were still preparing to leave noticed a herd of horses galloping through the area. They, too, were trying to find shelter and safety as flames licked at their heels. In fact, one horse raced back when it noticed two others in their group had lagged behind.
Residents were trying in vain to corral the horses as they fled the area. Someone managed to load the horses onto a trailer but suddenly, one horse thundered off the trailer to save the others.
In footage that’s warming hearts everywhere, an older horse named Prieta raced back to her stable that had caught on fire. Without a single thought for her safety, this grandma charged back into the flames.
Her two-month-old granddaughter Onyx was still in that barn and there was no way she was leaving her behind.
Onyx’s mom Mona Lisa also had to be rescued. Horse trainer Cynthia Shea explained to Inside Edition that Prieta had a “natural instinct for a mother to want to go back for their child.”
“Animals have the same instincts that we do. We want to take care of our own. We want to take care of our group.”
Danielle Harrison shared on YouTube how amazing it was to see this drama unfold and with a happy ending.
“Wow what a brave horse!”
YouTuber Robin commended the horse for its bravery, even though it was doing what comes naturally — to help a loved one in danger.
“Mares will do anything to save their offspring, even if it means ignoring their extremely strong urge to run away. Truly amazing!”
Watch the video below and see for yourself how amazing this natural instinct is for a grandmother horse to risk her own life to save that of her granddaughter and other herd members. It’s incredible!
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