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Horse riding - Angel Stories

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
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  1. Unexplain incident, by Roda
  2. A New Light During Death, by Julia
  3. A beautiful night, by Riena
  4. Angels of the Mall, by Emmanuel Tio
  5. The sign, by Wren
  6. Horse riding, by Harriet
  7. My Dead Baby is an Angel, by Marina Montoya
  8. My Most Precious Jules, by Doreen Rodriguez
  9. My angel butterfly, by Mandy
  10. Angel in my dream, by Sha-Toya
  11. St. Michael and the Church Lights!, by KevinGH
  12. The Protection of Love, by Mark
  13. Spared Again, by Paula Garon
  14. To The Rescue, by Marjorie Navara
  15. Might of been an angel., by Gladys
  16. The Visitor, by Lilliana Olazaran
  17. Rapture Drill, by Amy S.
  18. Unknown Messanger, by Rose
  19. An Angel With Disintegrating Body, by Emmanuel Tio
  20. Angel of Death or Angel of Mercy?, by V
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  1. Penny from my Gaurdian Angel, by Daisy Doll
  2. How I started Rosary prayer, by zemelak
  3. Mary and Jesus, by Elie Khoury
  4. Three saved by an a Angel, by Irma Vela
  5. Angel of Life, by Zoey
  6. Smiling Jesus, by Luke C
  7. The Angel in the Store, by david.c
  8. Angels watching over us, by Gloria Los Banos
  9. My Phone Call, by Barbara
  10. Touched by heaven and earth angel, by John
  11. St. Anthony, by David Day
  12. My Guardian Angel saved me from great harm, by Joan
  13. An Angel without wings, by Mary William
  14. Angel in Red, by Michael Drew
  15. An angels love, by Grace
  16. Encounter with an archangel, by June Warner
  17. Holy Angels Among Us, by Rebecca
  18. My Angel, by Beverly
  19. Mother's Love, by Julie
  20. Norah's Life, by Julie

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