The Rescue of Belle and Sundance
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 the Author
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.
"This uplifting story will even touch readers who aren't horse fanatics--a lovely read." - Publisher's Weekly
"Stutz and Scanlan's words will remind you that humanity really has the power to do great good. This is a beautiful story, a horsey Christmas miracle that will leave you with a smile on your face. Thumbs up." - Chronicle of the Horse