This is an interesting story found by one of our freelancers, Tracy Gantz, and while it may not fit our content on, it certainly fits the content in this blog!

Teen Uses Horse to Escape Abduction

A teen-aged girl in Australia escaped on horseback from two men trying to abduct her, according to a report on She was on her horse when the incident occurred, and she was able to kick free from the men and ride away.

"I was just riding my horse and then heard a car approach," the 17-year-old, identified only as Mikaela, told reporters. "I pulled over to the left to let him pass, and then two guys got out of the car and grabbed me. I kicked them off and escaped."

Mikaela was riding in Warrandyte, northeast of Melbourne, Australia, on April 22. It was 4:30 p.m. and still daylight. Police called the attempt brazen and said that one man grabbed the girl’s right foot and the other grabbed her right arm.

"It’s quite cowardly to pick on a 17-year-old girl that's just going for a horse ride," Detective Senior Constable Mark Rogers said.

The complete report can be found at

How has your horse saved you? (Whether from abduction, helped you when you were about to fall off, or kept you out of trouble as a kid.) Share your story!