Miracle Horses Survive Oklahoma Twister (Video)

Yesterday's tornado in Oklahoma took the lives of a lot of pets and other animals. Sadly, many people lost their cattle and horses when the tornadoes tore through their pastures and farms. Human lives were also taken by the tornado including those of children.

But even in the worst times there are always some miraculous stories of survival that offer us hope and the reason to carry on. One of those stories is that of a horse named Fiona along with Moonstruck and Catori who survived a similar tornado in Oklahoma in 2011. Hopefully there will be more stories like this that will surface from yesterday's tornado.

Catori had actually escaped death twice before. Once when she was being sent to slaughter, the trailer she was in crashed on the highway last May. Several horses died in the crash, but Catori survived and was pregnant at the time with her colt, Moonstruck who was born two months ago.

Both mother and colt were also out in a field in Calumet when that tornado blew through yesterday. According to Natalee Cross of Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, "She found the best possible place to lay low and keep her baby as protected as possible." Her colt, Moonstruck has several deep cuts and is limping but miraculously Catori, although being skittish from the experience, has come through it unscathed.

Fiona on the other hand was also out in the field in Calumet when the tornado went through. She somehow managed to get inside a barn that was closed off, but then that barn collapsed on her and she was trapped inside of a mangled mess of metal and debris.

"Basically it just formed a nice little cocoon for her to survive under. She was trapped in there for probably 16 to 18 hours. No food or water and when we did find her we had to get a dozer," said Natalee Cross of Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue. "She never overreacted about the situation or anything."

Fiona ended up having to get several stitches on her side and underneath and is truly lucky to be alive. What is even more amazing is that Fiona is blind and how she found shelter in the tornado is unknown. "She can't see, she's totally blind, so how she know what to do or where she was going I don't know. She definitely had an angel watching over her that day too," Cross said.

In fact all three horses seemed to have angels watching over them that day. All three horses were nursed back to health by volunteers and fosters with Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue. Seems like they continued to have angels all around them.
We offer prayers that there will be more miracles discovered like this from yesterday's tornado.

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Responses to "Three horses in a field in Oklahoma miraculously survive tornado"

  1. Anonymous says:

    NO horses should be "sent to slaughter", ever. Breaks my heart to know that carries on, but this story is amazing. Thank you for sharing this! Bless these magical beings!

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