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By: Harriet

Horse riding is a dangerous sport. All riders know that we could be killed or paralyzed by a bad fall but that doesn't keep us from doing it. I was riding a friend's horse one day, helping her train him a little better and getting him used to different styles of riding. I had been working with him for several months at this point and decided to show his owner what he and I could do. The only problem was it had just rained. I knew better than to ride on slick ground but did so anyway. It was a pretty long drive out to the barn and I didn't want it to be a wasted trip.
Athos (the horse) and I had been working in for nearly half an hour, so I decided to push the limits of what we could do. I set up a low jump. I knew he wasn't an experienced jumper and the slick ground would only make everything more difficult. I jumped him anyway. Directly after the jump we had to make a sharp right turn and Athos stumbled but regained his feet as we came around. I ended up halfway down his shoulder with my feet stuck in the stirrups and thought 'I am about to die.' I could see his hooves flashing up near my face then suddenly there was a thudding pain in my ribs and I was somehow airborne. It was only for a split second but I remember being able to look down on Athos and the riding ring and seeing his empty saddle. In that moment I felt such utter peace.
I landed heavily on the ground a second later, not behind Athos (where a rider would normally end up after a fall) but nearly ten feet in front of him. We both looked at each other for a moment and after I got hold of him again and took him back into the barn I asked his owner, who had been watching us the whole time, what had happened and she replied that it was so quick she would probably never know. I know that it was an angel that saved me that day and nothing will ever be able to convince me otherwise.


Angel Stories

Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.

Angel Stories


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  1. miracle, by BarbE
  2. Personal Encounter with St. Michael The Archangel, by Melanie King
  3. Angel in the rearview mirror, by Virginia Smith
  4. Guardian Angel, by Marilyn K.
  5. Angel found a problem., by Chris
  6. St. Michael Caretaker, by Pat
  7. My sister, my guardian angel, by Nancy
  8. Homeless Angel, by Barbara Romanowski
  9. Angel at the train station., by Colette
  10. Then Two Appeared, by Russell Gooding
  11. Unexplain incident, by Roda
  12. A New Light During Death, by Julia
  13. A beautiful night, by Riena
  14. Angels of the Mall, by Emmanuel Tio
  15. Sleek sneakers produce a bold statement , by scahywnmt
  16. The sign, by Wren
  17. Horse riding, by Harriet
  18. my dead baby is an angel, by Marina Montoya
  19. My Most Precious Jules, by Doreen Rodriguez
  20. My angel butterfly, by Mandy
  21. Angel in my dream, by Sha-Toya
  22. St. Michael and the Church Lights!, by KevinGH
  23. you are actually a good webmaster., by ebsfoegci
  24. Seven FIELDS, Pa. Pittsburgh Steelers running backs mentor Kirby Wilson was, by atdbtuhve
  25. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on , by dzyumdfsz
  1. The Protection of Love, by Mark
  2. Spared Again, by Paula Garon
  3. At 6:46am on April 14, 2011, R. Joyner said..., by mkbkeerin
  4. To The Rescue, by Marjorie Navara
  5. Might of been an angel., by Gladys
  6. The Visitor, by Lilliana Olazaran
  7. Rapture Drill, by Amy S.
  8. Unknown Messanger, by Rose
  9. An Angel With Disintegrating Body, by Emmanuel Tio
  10. Angel of Death or Angel of Mercy?, by V
  11. Penny from my Gaurdian Angel, by Daisy Doll
  12. How I started Rosary prayer, by zemelak
  13. Mary and Jesus, by Elie Khoury
  14. Three saved by an a Angel, by Irma Vela
  15. angel of life, by Zoey
  16. Smiling Jesus, by Luke C
  17. the angel in the store, by david.c
  18. Angels watching over us, by Gloria Los Banos
  19. My Phone Call, by Barbara
  20. Touched by heaven and earth angel, by John
  21. St. Anthony, by David Day
  22. My Guardian Angel saved me from great harm, by Joan
  23. An Angel without wings, by Mary William
  24. Angel in Red, by Michael Drew
  25. An angels love, by Grace

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