While snowboarding in the pristine mountains of Chile, 21-year-old Rafael noticed a strange outline in the snow ahead. After a short hike he neared the mysterious figure and realized something incredible… a lone horse trapped in the snow of the high Andes Mountains.
Rafael immediately leapt into action and began digging the horse out of the snow with his avalanche shovel. After a moment of shivering and hesitation, Rafael was able to coax the horse to follow him… and so he did for the next six miles down the mountain. 6 hours after Rafael found the beautiful animal, the mare was reunited with her herd.
Rafael commented on the harrowing rescue below.
“I have been through a lot in life, and through it all I have realized that it’s well worth it to watch out for others — whether they are human or not. And that’s what me and my riding partner did. What we learned when we finally reunited the horse with its owner was that the horse had been missing for four days. Hopefully this inspires you to get out there and not only live your life to the fullest, but to help others do the same.”
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