The Rescue of Belle and Sundance

One Town's Incredible Race to Save Two Abandoned Horses


By Birgit Stutz

By Lawrence Scanlan

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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.

On Sale
Mar 6, 2012
Page Count
240 pages
Da Capo Press

Birgit Stutz

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.

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