June 14, 2016 4 min read
As some of you may know, Angus had a pretty bad horse accident about 18 months ago. A rescue helicopter and three major surgeries later, things are looking promising, but he was lucky.
The accident happened working young horses at his father’s place over the Christmas break. I was in the house, happily watching the cricket with our then 4 month old baby. I heard the working dogs barking and sensed something was not right. Instinct kicked in and I went outside to find Angus’ horse at the yards, but not Angus. I went back to the house, grabbed William and my mobile and started running. Before long, I could hear Angus. The rest is history, but needless to say, had it not been for his proximity to the house paddock and the fact that we had phone coverage nearby, it would have been a very different story.
During his recovery, Angus thought a lot about what had happened. He thought especially about the fact that his father lived on his own and worked alone most days, 40km from town on 8,500 acres and had been doing so for years and years. There was no one there who was going to run to his aid and he doesn’t carry a phone because there is very limited phone coverage.
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