The Okanagan is a place where you can see many wild horses and enjoy their beauty and strength. Unfortunately, because of the strong currents of the local rivers this kind of situations are also very common. The horses fall into the river and can’t come out without help.
On May 3, 2014, O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue were called because a feral horse was stranded on the rocks of Trout Creek. River, as they named her, was weak and suffering from hypothermia and pulling her out of the water was extremely difficult. She was tired, cold and scared. After hours of hard work they eventually did succeed, but the most crucial thing was yet to come. River had to stand on her own feet in order to keep the blood going and her heart pumping, but she was exhausted. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.