Chongqing was hit by its most severe draught in August, 2006. According to local statistics, 1.3 million hectares suffered from the unusually hot and dry weather. People living in such areas rely on horses to transport water. [Click to see the original photos, need to scroll down]
People living at Gaopo (È´òÂù°) love the horse troop that transport water back and forth:
Zhou Yude, the horse owner, feels sad while seeing the wounds on the backbone of his horse, due to the hardship of carrying water. Another horse of his has died of exhaustion. But he cannot stop delivering water to the villagers:
Despite of the severe draught, villagers still share water with horses. That’s how people and horses live with and help each other.
The troop needs to cover more than 15 kilometers of mountainous road.
The children drinking clean water:
The troop arriving at Jinjiapo, an extremely dry area: