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Horse tries to jump a gate, fails, and flips.

August 27, 2011 | By Abraham | 17 comments

Wait for it…

(via The Poke)

17 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    Does anyone know what they are saying? I can’t believe they didn’t react more – you’d think they saw that sort of thing every day…

    1. Tom says:

      I work on a Horse farm and have seen all kinds of crazy things happen. They are extremely tough animals and can take all kinds of abuse. Self inflicted or not. They just get up and keep on pooping=)

    2. David says:

      “Something like this hasn’t happened in the past ten years. It looks worse than it is. Without any major injury, [the horse] goes to the island that is 20 kilometers away.

    1. David says:

      Nice try, Jonas. :-)

      1. It should be “verrückter Amerikaner”
      2. You would probably use the more formal “Sie” instead of “du” in this setting
      3. I think a German would reverse the first sentence to a negative: “Das war doch nicht sehr nett von dir (or Ihnen).”

      But still funny. As an American (I’m guessing) you’re entitled to think we’re a wee bit crazy. I’m inclined to think so myself. :-)

      (Rough translation of Jonas’ comment: That was really nice of you to say that. Thanks, you crazy Americans.)

  2. annette says:

    the horses are frightened of the men especially the one who is waving that stick about. it got up and walked but it would have been too scared to stay on the floor – it doesn’t mean it wasn’t hurt. it must have been terrified to try and jump that gate from a standing start. this video is disgusting. posting footage of animal abuse for our entertainment is plain unacceptable

      1. annette says:

        pixie, the horses are frightened. a calm horse would not have tried to get away like that. they have been hit before with that stick. i am looking for a report button so i can flag this up to facebook

        1. David says:

          Annette,
          This is from a German documentary or news program. The German public cares about humane treatment of animals. I would suggest you find the whole program, watch it, and get a translation so you know the context, before passing judgement on it.

          Just in this short segment, they mention giving the animals worm treatment, a visit to the smith, and a haircut before taking them to an island which is a nature preserve. I imagine that if they didn’t care about treating the animals correctly, they wouldn’t go to all that trouble.

          What happens in the video is clearly an accident (at least to a German speaker).

          If you do find the complete program and and from the context still think it’s animal abuse, then perhaps Abraham will consider removing the post.

    1. chikin says:

      i didnt think i saw abuse……hmmm..i just thought that horses were herd animals and dont want to be singled out and left behind. this horse would do whatever it took to get to where the herd was, even run down some tree hugger tryin to save this obviously uncared for horse……some animals, like people are just plain nuts

  3. Tonya says:

    I have owned horses all my life and fliping over a gate like that had to hurt alittle. Not tring to get into a fight or anything but horses dont act like that when they are not scared but on the other hand there are some crazy horses out there. I know Ive had a few lol

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