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Nearly 100 horses were left stranded on a small island in the Netherlands, back in 2006. About 90 miles from Amsterdam, outside the town called Marrum, seawater surged into the land due to a massive storm. The hillock that had turned into an island had taken the life of about 19 horses, as they drowned, or died of the exposure.
On the third day, the water was expected to rise, following a mightier storm. The horses were getting fragile, too. Then, Susan, Micky, Antje, Hinke, Christina, and Fardow - the all-female riders, did the thing. They gathered together the next day, to save the horses.
The efforts of the authorities in rescuing the horses continually failed.
The helpless horses could do nothing but cuddle together.
A posting appeared on a forum, hailing experienced riders to bring the horses to rescue. Forty years old Norma Miedema was the first to offer her help to the innocent creatures.
Several women then guided them back to the safe place at about 650 yards away.
All the horses allowed the courageous ladies to lead them to safety, 650 yards away. Only one horse had to be dealt with difficultly.
With horse hoof decorations, the horses, and their heroes were commemorated in Marrum. And, the six women riders, were honored by their government for their unconditional efforts.