Polish Farmer,Marek Slodkowski, walked into his barn one day and discovered that his horse named Freedom had fallen into a maintenance pit. Slodkowski had been raising horses on his pasture for 13 years, but never had he experienced anything like this.
First, Slodkowski began to stuff the pit with hay. He hoped enough of it would give her the height to push herself out. That didn’t work. Then he called the fire department. The workers came out in droves. They tried using rope to lift Freedom out, but they weren’t strong enough. Slodkowski was devastated. Hour after hour, Freedom became more and more exhausted.
“Don’t die. Don’t die,” he whispered to her, as he stroked her mane. Freedom looked like she was drifting off, tired of fighting. The firemen tried and tried again to save the horse.
“It will be OK,” he whispered to her. “It will be OK,” he said stroking her head, as she lay lifelessly. Then something amazing happened.