Angels Protect Horses Too

by Annie
(New Mexico)

Hickory Smart Tari, aka Tyree

Hickory Smart Tari, aka Tyree

Feb. 6, 2006---We were talking about miracles at Bible study the day before, and I was thinking my ''miracle of the day'' was just getting Tyree, our new horse, but the miracle was actually his arrival at our house.........

A miracle that we got him in the first place; Hickory's Smart Tari, aka Tyree, was a flunked reiner, due to lameness when he was worked hard. A friend emailed his photos and details to her list; first person to give $500 could take him away before he went to the sale. What could we lose? He was not yet 3 years old, and we had some excellent treatments that had never failed........

Our friend Jeannie was coming back from Colorado and she would bring Tyree to NM with her horse. We arranged to meet at the Cienega exit off I-25 and do the transfer. It was Super Bowl Sunday, but our party would be getting Tyree home!

My dear friend Tracy came along for the fun, and we excitedly arrived at our meeting place. Tyree came out of the slant-load trailer like he'd done it a thousand times, and went into our old trailer like a pro as well. He had never been in something so confined and never had to back out of a trailer, but we thought he'd figure it all out.

Back home, I opened the trailer door and waited for Tyree to back out. Nothing. I decided to open the small side door to see if I could push him back out of the trailer, but instead he lunged forward and the adrenaline started to rush; that door was way too small for anything but a human, but he could have come part way out and maimed or killed himself. He had managed to get his head and chest thru that small opening. Tracy was pushing on the door with all her might. I had Tyree's halter, and was pushing as hard as I could; we were strong and in good shape, but no match for a 1000 lb. young Quarter Horse; Tyree was giving no sign of backing up.

I was praying non stop for Jesus to help, Heavenly Father, come to our rescue, thanking HIM thanking HIM......Praise You Lord Jesus!!!! I felt JUST like the boy with his finger in the dike in Holland!!! Tracy asked if we could call Tom, but I said he had gone to Waldo Mesa, but by now must be nearly to Pecos.....either way, he was very far away, and we needed someone NOW.....

Somehow I had managed to get the cellphone out of my pocket and was praying who to phone, when Tom came home unexpectedly and drove right up to where we were struggling!!!! PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!! He had decided to come home and get the gasoline-saving Volvo to drive to Pecos.......... he had planned a stop in Madrid for a burrito and visiting with the guys, but Len was closed.... talk about a GOD SEND!!!!!!

With strong, muscular Tom pushing on Tyree's head and the side-door, I was able to get inside the trailer and pull on the leadrope; Tyree backed out of the trailer, HALLELUJAH!! We got banged up a bit, but nothing serious, and Tryee was calm and cool as if nothing had happened.

This was totally my fault, forgetting he was a colt and not used to the trailer and the routine.... forgetting that all new horses must be treated as total nutsoid guys, ready to cause themselves, and you, harm at all times... at least for the first 24-48 hours. I was much too relaxed and nonchalant... BUT THE LORD CAME THRU in spite of my carelessness and I am AGAIN and forever THANKFUL and grateful for HIS amazing grace and mercy!!!

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