On February 9, 2008, a 9 month old colt was rescued from a field where he was frozen to the ground. Severely malnourished, dehydrated, and suffering from hypothermia, he was brought to Raindance Farms where his rescuers spent the day and night thawing and warming him. Dubbed Windchill, his plight was told first locally, then nationally, and finally, worldwide. Over 30,000 viewers on the Raindance Farms website went wild when he stood up. His happy, cheerful attitude was loved by the many who followed his life daily. Sadly, his little body, too damaged by starvation, quietly failed his strong spirit during the night of February 29, 2008. His 20 days at Raindance were spent in warmth and love as he gave the world hope, living the meaning of belief in oneself and those who love us.
Two people rescued him: friends, neighbors, and strangers who became friends came to help with all that was needed. Two soon became many, and that was the magic. Together we can change the world.
Windchill’s full story is told by rescuer Jeffrey L. Tucker in his book Warmed By Windchill.