this needs to not be a thing
what the fuck….. I’m starting to regret joining instagram
This is so far from funny it’s not even in the same fucking COUNTRY.
How much of a dumbass do you need to be to do this? It’d be funny if it was photoshop but when it’s real it’s just plain idiocy
who fucking cares, you dont know them, you dont know their horse, if they trust their horse enough to do this then leave them be, theyre probably fully aware of the consequences that could happen, but horses arent idiots and they dont like stepping on people and something tells me this person didnt die immediately upon contact with the hoof so who gives a flying fuck if this person decided to briefly lay their horses foot on their chest for a photo, is this any more dangerous than hurling yourself and your horse over fences ??????????????? why do u people care so much about this holy shit
The dumb part is how even if she is fully aware of the consequences, she’s doing it anyways for shits and giggles. Then there’s the fact that there is a “what if” factor here. What if the horse was spooked by something? Sure, horses will often try and avoid stepping on people but when she’s lying on the ground like that and the horse is tied, it’s going to be twice as hard to get all four feet away from her. The horse could be totally bomb proof but what if at that single moment, he wasn’t? All it would take is that single moment and suddenly you’re being rushed to the ER with possible head trauma and broken ribs - or worse. Accidents happen. No matter how much you trust your horse, there is a line that people often cross. When people jump their horses, there are definitely falls, I won’t deny that. But the idea is to go over, not down. This person is lying on the ground on purpose.
With that said, who knows. Maybe the girl is a trick trainer and this is the kind of thing that they do together. But there are a lot of photos on Instagram of people doing things with their horses that risk their safety, and the general consensus has become that the person is only doing said thing for likes.
tl;dr - shit happens.
if “shit happens” all youre saying really amounts to them you shouldnt ever be close to a horse in general, horses and the like are a sport and a hobby that people take part in for fun, because they want to. some do it for the attention and the fame, some do it for the passion, some do it for fun, some people were privileged enough to be born into the hobby and only really do it because their parents convince them to. being anywhere near a horse is dangerous and essentially risking your life “for fun” the intention of this photo was not to get the person killed, just like your intention is not to get yourself killed when you and your horse fling yourselves over fences, or even just when you get on the horse in the first place. the thing that makes me so mad about all these comments isnt that theyre acknowledging that what this person is doing is dangerous, its that they act like this is incomparable to simply getting on a horse in the first place, as if that is a safe thing to do, as if that is so much more important and justified than a photo like this. people need to admit and accept that everything about their horses is dangerous, and youve all already crossed so many lines by just getting on the animal that getting butt hurt over this photo is ridiculous. i understand unwillingness to ever do something like this with your horse, but the hobby in and of itself is dangerous and many of you act as if simply being near your horses feet is the only dangerous thing you can do around a horse. id say its more dangerous to get on top of this creature and ride it around than lay near its feet for no more than a minute (probably less) if you people can all run around on your horses hopping over obstacles and risking both the horses and your own lives “safe” but not laying near your horses feet for a couple of seconds then you really need to reevaluate your definition of “safety”