We don’t usually include ‘disaster’ videos. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to see horses being hit by cars, crashing over jumps, falling on riders or broken legs hanging down. They just seem voyeuristic, distasteful and pointlessly shocking. In the past we have shown several videos from World Horse Welfare, but there was a valid reason and they are always thoughtfully executed.
In the case of the following video we felt that there was an interesting message.
Firstly, that Carriage events are not always sedate affairs, secondly that it only takes a single horse to spark a panic attack amongst all the other horses. It doesn’t look as though any of the horses were seriously injured but I think that some of the people definitely needed medical treatment.