An Appaloosa called Moonshine saved a Michigan minister

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Moonshine, now called the Hero Horse, aided in saving an adult male trapped below a tractor.

Moonshine, now called the Hero Horse, aided in saving an adult male trapped below a tractor.



Moonshine is a polite, 15-year-old Appaloosa gelding who lives in St. Clair County in Michigan. But on Tuesday, July 11, his behavior was different.

It began while his owner, Amanda Thorson, tried to load him into the horse box as he was being moved to another farm. Boxing Moonshine was not normally an issue, but on this day, he just did not want to. The farm he is being moved to is just down the road, so Thorson and her friend, MJ Ross, decided to skip the horse box completely. Ross saddled Moonshine and rode him down the road while Thorson and some other acquaintance drove behind them.

He refused to continue and reeled around in a circle.

But partway through with the journey, Moonshine halted. He refused to continue and reeled around in a circle. Thorson switched off the engine and got out of the vehicle to determine what was happening with her typically easygoing horse. That’s when she heard someone in the distance, calling out for assistance.

On closer inspection Thorson said to the newspaper reporter that they could see a man behind a nearby barn, she and Ross ran there and found that the man was pinned down underneath a tractor. They phoned the authorities and comforted the man till a medical team arrived.

On closer inspection Thorson said to the newspaper reporter that they could see a man behind a nearby barn, she and Ross ran there and found that the man was pinned down underneath a tractor. They phoned the authorities and comforted the man till a medical team arrived.

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