Zeta Saved by Hero Horses
A competition horse named Zeta was shot was shot twice with a crossbow as she grazed in her paddock. Luckily, Zeta was saved after her fellow horses kept her alive by keeping her wound clean before she help arrived.
One crossbow arrow bounced off the animal’s rib cage, causing a minor flesh wound and the second penetrated her body and came to a rest just one inch from her lung.
Zeta’s owner Jo Young, 39, who competes professionally, said the four fellow steeds had saved Zeta’s life.
She told the Daily Mail, ‘It was really touching that when she was found the other horses in the field were nuzzling her for comfort and licking the wound. They kept the wound clean which would have prevented it from being infected by bacteria. It also helped to stem the blood flow. There was definitely a herd instinct kicking in among the horses. They knew Zeta was in need and they rallied round to save her.’
Zeta’s fellow horses kept the wound clean so that when the vet arrived he was able to remove the crossbow bolt with too much difficulty.
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