People around the world watching live on a Web cam as a horse gave birth called for help when the mare -- in pain and confused -- kicked her owner after delivering her foal.
Bev Holzrichter said she owes her life to people from California to Germany who called for help after witnessing the incident over the Internet, Thursday's Clinton Herald newspaper reported.
"The mare was still in pain and that caused her to become confused," Holzrichter said. "She panicked and kicked me three times on my right side."
Holzrichter said her husband is a truck driver and she is frequently alone at their eastern Iowa stables. She said without the Web cam she could have laid in the barn for days before anyone would find her.
News source: CNN