From the publisher:
On December 15, 2008, two snowmobilers discovered a pair of stranded
horses atop B.C.'s Mount Renshaw in the Canadian Rockies. Belle and
Sundance were a sorry sight-- they were emaciated, shivering and trapped
in a small shelter they had made for themselves by tramping down the
six-foot-deep snow. The next morning, a party of four from the nearby
town of McBride was sent back up the mountain with a bale of hay, a
handgun and a heartbreaking choice to make: either feed Belle and
Sundance, or shoot them.
The four agreed: there was an undeniable glimmer in the eyes of Belle
and Sundance, and the decision was made to feed them. But saving the
two horses would require a lot more than hay. Weighing their options,
many people in McBride decided they would dig, by hand, the
three-foot-wide, six-foot-deep, kilometre-long tunnel that became Belle
and Sundance's route to freedom.
The Rescue of Belle and Sundance takes the reader into the
heart of the struggle to save two horses. In this account, which quickly
became a regional bestseller and a bookseller favourite, Stutz and
Scanlan recreate the rescue that sent a message of hope and compassion
around the world.