DE’s First Rule of Survival: If you know nothing about it, don’t try to touch it. Especially if it outweighs you by +/-1000 pounds.
Check out this video and then come back and we will discuss. And laugh. But mostly discuss. HA! Who am I kidding? The laughter will win out.
Thanks Monica for sending this in!
Buddy, you are so freakin lucky that horse didn’t take your arm off! They certainly have the strength to do it! If you think for a second that wasn’t just a warning bite, you’re crazy. And yes, as scary as that was, I do mean just a warning bite. That horse may have clamped down, but he also released when he started to move away. Had he not, your skin would have been torn to shreds (at the very least).
A cruel, sadistic part of me thinks it’s hilarious when someone who obviously knows nothing about horses gets injured due to said ignorance. For whatever reason (could be because of the media’s rampant romanticization of horses as a whole, but I’m just spit-ballin’) people seem to think all horses are tame, sweet, gentle creatures. Ya, even the tame, sweet, gentle ones can kill ya! I recently heard somewhere that the horse industry has the highest rate of accidents that involve hospitalization. Something like 57% of all reported workplace injuries in the horse industry required a trip to the local emergency room. And those people know what they’re doing!!! At least more so than some chump on a bike.
But, you know, I suppose we should thank this guy. Without him we wouldn’t have such an awesome video to point and laugh at today. That cruel, sadistic part of me also feels a teensy bit superior to bike chumps because I have complete control over a massive quadruped who, even when he’s scared shitless, will still avoid stepping on me or even bumping into me, lest he make his alpha angry. Grrr, DE tough lol