The Rescue of Belle and Sundance by Birgit Stutz
One Town's Incredible Race to Save Two Abandoned Horses (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

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In December 2008, snowmobilers spot two abandoned horses high in the Canadian Rockies. Starving and frostbitten, the horses have trampled the ten-foot-deep snow into a narrow white prison. Those who reach them bring hay but also a gun, in case the horses are too far gone. A glint of life in the horses’ eyes earns them the hay.

The harrowing yet inspiring story of their near impossible rescue--involving the volunteer efforts of an entire village, first the excavation of a trench six feet deep and over 3280 feet long, and then a nearly 20 mile descent at negative 40 degrees--is sure to be read in one breathless sitting.

 

 

About Birgit Stutz

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Birgit Stutz is a journalist, horse trainer, and riding instructor. She lives on a ranch in the Canadian Rockies. Lawrence Scanlan, author of The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse, lives in Kingston, Ontario.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Da Capo Press. 242 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The story of a town in northeast British Columbia that came together to rescue two horses trapped on a mountain's snowy summit.

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Two horses are stranded on treacherous mountain terrain in the Canadian Rockies—when winter comes, they are emaciated and frostbitten, “waiting for the inevitable.” Their plight galvanizes the small t

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Two horses are stranded on treacherous mountain terrain in the Canadian Rockies—when winter comes, they are emaciated and frostbitten, “waiting for the inevitable.” Their plight galvanizes the small town of McBride, British Columbia, and the ensuing rescue effort is the focus of this slim, ...

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Had there been people stuck upon that mountain .

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“Save this book for a day when you really need a lift. It can be read in one sitting and will restore your faith in humanity.”

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