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While photographing some flowers in Dartmoor National Park (UK) I noticed this very young horse in a small but deep pool. It was up to its neck in the water and unable to get out. My daughter and I ran down the hillside to the pool and pulled it out by its legs. This shot is from five seconds after that. It was soaking wet, trembling and shivering and had a hard time finding its balance, but after this last look at us it followed its mother up the hill.

This is the scene I saw from up the hill:

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horse, dartmoor, foal

Photography is an ongoing adventure for me that (re)started in 2009. I am interested in many kinds of subjects, from landscapes to animals to abstracts. But who knows what I’ll be shooting tomorrow…

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Great save! ‘applause’ I’m glad you guys were there – and cared!

    It looks like a newborn.

    Wonderful save… and image.

  • Thanks Donna! I added a small image to show the situation the foal was in. His mother seems to think he’s just out for a swim.

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  • outbackwriter
    outbackwriterabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on saving the little fella. Talk about a drained rat! Mum must have been pleased to see you. Beautiful photo.

  • Thank you! I added a small image to show the situation the foal was in. His mother seems to think he’s just out for a swim. I had expected the mother to be wary of us when we walked up to them, but she only made a sound and stepped aside.

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  • Danielle Espin
    Danielle Espinabout 3 years ago

    :( Poor little guy, glad you were able to save him!

  • Thank you Danielle! I added a small image to show the situation the foal was in. His mother seems to think he’s just out for a swim. I had expected the mother to be wary of us when we walked up to them, but she only made a sound and stepped aside.

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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great shot

  • : )) Thanks!

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  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggabout 3 years ago


    Baby Wild Horses Challenge

  • : )) It was small but nice!

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  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Pam! I appreciate the honour!

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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 3 years ago

    Bravo, J!!!!!! AMR

  • : )) Thanks AMR!

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, lovely work and awesome that you rescued the little soul.

  • Thank you Andrea! It was quite an adventure, although it took no more than 5 minutes! We were very happy to be able to help the poor thing.

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  • dez7
    dez7about 3 years ago

    Bravo!!!

  • : )) Thanks dez!

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  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 3 years ago

    Challenge Soaked 7/2011

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