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Um, ouch?!

Sorry to link to a Mail article, but holy shit. Everyone's like, oh, the baby wasn't hurt - WE CAN SEE THAT, WHAT ABOUT THE RIDER?! She doesn't look like she's wearing a body protector and she hits that car so hard it appears to have dented the bonnet. Fuuuuck. And yet she keeps hold of the horse. You have got to applaud her for that; she must be in an incredible amount of pain, and yet she keeps hold of those reins and stops the horse from bolting off into the crowd again.

Also, because it is Daily Mail, don't look at the comments unless you want to rage. The stupidity, it burns.


Aug. 6th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
1) Because that's where the car park is (the pram is next to the car)
2) Presumably off-screen; they might have the next car along, and be fetching something from it
4) Yeh, I think that's more that she's been captured in mid OMG GTFO flail, haha. :P

I don't think it's right to blame the child's parents, or the horse or it's rider; in my experience, I would tend to look at the ringside fencing as organisers are horrifically incompetent when it comes to safely separating horse events from the public. We've had to ride and drive heavy horses through crowds and between shopping pavilions to get to the ring before; yes, our horses are all well-behaved (else they wouldn't be out in public), but at the end of the day they are still horses, and when you're that close to people (many of whom don't get out the way. I've had to tell people to move their pushchairs out the way of an oncoming four horse team, before), all it takes is a tiny sideways spook and someone will get squished.

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