Clydedale horses are very beautiful and intelligent animals. They can be found on farms, marching in parades, or even in Budweiser ads. A few years ago there was an incident which could kill a group of Clydesdale horses.
In 2016, a strong lightning struck the Classic City Clydesdales Farm in Bishop, Georgia.
“Lightning struck right at night. Our family frightenedly ran out of the rooms, thinking that some kind of bomb had exploded. Lightning caused the fire on the farm. 14 Clydesdale horses and one three-week-old foal were trapped,” owner Shannon Martin told WKYC.
Farm’s door was locked with a key, and the frightened people could not find the key to the door. The life of the horses was in danger – they had to act otherwise… At this moment, the 16-year-old son of the owners, Macon drove his John Deer Gator right into the door.
The young man’s impromptu plan saved the lives of the animals. The guy kicked the door open with a car and they were able to free the Clydesdales before the fire engulfed them.
“He acted like Rambo. We were all confused and did not know how to help the horses. Macon heroically saved the Clydesdales,” Shannon said.
Unfortunately, the farm burned down and could not be saved. The owners were upset that the farm they built brick by brick turned into ashes, but admitted that the most important thing was that the horses are alive!
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Later they found out that one of their horses, Phoebe, was pregnant with a foal. Thanks to this smart teenager, not only the adult horses were saved, but this unborn foal also got a chance to be born.