Hurricane Harvey wasn’t Chance Ward’s first rodeo. He has helped rescue animals from floods numerous times. This time around though his son helped him save horses who were trapped in the flood waters in Texas.
As Hurricane Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain in and around Houston, Texas people in the flood’s path moved to higher ground. Therefore, many animals including much livestock were left behind. Because most horses and cattle were fenced in, they were very vulnerable to the storm’s devastating effects. Due to these conditions, many horses became trapped with no way to reach higher grounds because of the rising waters.
Cowboys to the Rescue
Enter into the scene, two cowboys who ride up to save the day. Chance filmed as his 17-year-old son Rowdy unlatching a gate to where the one horse was trapped. Due to the high water, both men were on horseback for the entire rescue. Despite being chest high in water, Chance and Rowdy’s horses were as calm and collected as the men were.
Like a humble hero, Chance sums up his efforts like this.
“There is a lot of sad out of this storm, but I look at the positive. I have helped in numerous floods with livestock. We were able to swim in and save four of these horses today. One of the greatest feelings in the world is having my best partner by my side. My 17-year-old son. If you look you can see us talking as [if] this is no big deal. There are a lot of great cowboys, plenty that is willing to do the same for us. We make livestock our first priority, as I know many are helping people. Thanks to all the hands that helped us today.”
Our hats are off to you, Chance and Rowdy. Nice job men. In addition to the brave cowboys, their horses deserve a round of applause too. If you agree with us share with your friends.
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