Horses Buried Under the Snow in Iceland

On Friday, December 13, Magnús Ásgeir Elíasson, a farmer from Hvammstangi, had a sudden feeling that he should check on his horses.

When he arrived to his pasture, most of his horses were stuck in the snow and one had completely disappeared, fully buried.

Sometimes, Friday the 13 isn’t so unlucky after all. We didn’t get hit by this large asteroid and this famer was able to dig out his horses stuck and even buried under deep snow after a powerful blizzard swept Iceland with 149 mph winds and dropped more than 10 feet of snow.

Yes, in this case, Magnús Ásgeir Elíasson had a strong and lucky intuition that saved one of his horses.

Apparently, just after breakfast, a little voice in his head said: ‘Go check your horses.‘ He then looked outside throught the window and saw his heard literally freezing in the snow.

He ran to his field and found most of his animals stuck in the snow. It was just in time, as the poor animals had battled the snow cyclone during the entire night, without food, water and a barn to protect themselves.

horse stuck in snow in iceland. Picture via Grapevine

Without losing a second, he started digging freeing his horses one by one.

This is the terrifying moment he realized that one of the animals was missing. Freyja was indeed completely immersed in deep snow!

Here a video showing some horses that were able to be freed for the snow:

His neighbors quickly arrived and offered help to dig out the last horse buried in the snow. They put the mare in the shovel of the tractor and took her inside the barn with all her friends.

The unprecedented snow storm also buried sheep under feet of snow.

The vicious cyclone was the worst weather Magnús has ever experienced in his whole life. Thankfully, no horses were injured. And you bet they are now safe and warm. Cows were also buried in snow in South Dakota this winter. Continue on Strange Sounds and visit Steve Quayle for more amazing headlines. [VisirGrapevine]