The weather can be so unpredictable storms just pop up out of nowhere. One minute the sun is out shining brightly the next minute you have to stop along the side of the road to put up your convertible top.
That is what happened to a group of around 200 horses. It was a typical day but quickly the weather changed. A terrible storm cropped up and a tiny swampy island formed in the middle of the sea. Unfortunately, that afternoon that is where the horses had gathered. The sea water rose quickly trapping the horses on the “island” for a long three days. For those three days, the horses shivered on the island, trapped with no food or proper rest, and they grew weak.
For those three days, the horses shivered on the island, trapped with no food or proper rest, and they grew weak.
The next storm was expected so something needed to be done immediately because the waters were expected to rise again. Friesian horse forum posted this:
A Friesian horse forum tried to help find volunteers by posting this:
“Horses and riders sought… Only experienced riders with horses without fear of water.”
You can see what happens during the rescue on the next page