Horses are mentioned throughout the Bible as animals held in high esteem for Jesus and his followers. In one mention from Habakkuk 1:8, the Bible says, “Their horses are swifter than leopards and keener than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping. Their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping down.”
If you’ve ever had an encounter with a horse, you know that these animals are absolutely majestic. Known to many as gentle giants, horses have a refreshing calmness about them. And horses are one species that looks out for each other — no matter what.
In this miraculous video, a wild stallion named Champ is grazing along the bank of a river in Arizona with his family. Upon seeing another band of wild horses at the opposite bank, Champ and his family members start to cross the river to be closer to them. But suddenly, the young filly of the group is swept downstream and under the water by a strong current. As the filly struggles, Champ follows her downstream, gently grabbing her by the neck and helping her back to safety. The young filly then runs to her mother, and both are ever thankful for Champ’s loving, lifesaving help in a time of need. Seemingly as a reward for Champ from Heaven above, three birds land on him once he is reunited with his family.
Were the birds sent from Heaven to thank Champ for manifesting Christ’s undying love? The video is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: The magnificence of wild horses and their selfless nature has never been more apparent.