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Filly on Ferrari Violence as Angry Horse Kicks Prancing Horse

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There's a reason mankind began measuring work in horsepower. Horses are incredibly strong animals capable of impressive feats of industry and speed. They can also be plenty destructive. By some estimates, an average, full-grown horse can generate over 7,3


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Barb K (1694)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 9:37 am
I don't usually post on violence but this got to me. These horses shouldn't be made to manuever through traffic anyway!!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 10:22 am
True, Barb, this level of cruelty is hard to believe. Thank you, Barb, for the posting.

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 10:45 am
saw it on the news. i was amazed the car owner didn't freak out more. i don't like animals doing service work of any kind.

Jim P (3247)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 11:18 am
The guy in the Far rar ii should not have been blowing the horn in the first place.

Horses do spook and being where they were in car traffic, I am surprised that the horses did not
jump on the Far rar ii and trash it with its hooves.

Ty, Barb.

Lydia S (155)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 12:40 pm
Ferrari guy was being a Butt !
Glad the horse was not harmed by kicking that ' I 'm compensating for something ' car !

Laurie S (73)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 2:01 pm
Thanks Barb!

Julia R (298)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 3:10 pm
It's a very bad idea to take horses into the middle of traffic on a busy street! Those riders should never have done that, it can really disorient and be frightening to horses. And that stupid driver never should have blown his horn! I'm glad that nobody was hurt! But, hopefully other people will learn from this experience because the driver or the horse could have been seriously hurt! Thanks Barb for posting this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 4:32 pm
Thanks, noted.

Pat B (356)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:21 pm
Thank you, Barb for this. I agree that this is totally unacceptable!! Agree w/above comments also!!! xox

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:47 pm
BarbCat, thanks for telling the world

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:39 pm
Poor horses!

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:39 pm
Thanks Barb...Forcing these horses to try to try to navigate city traffic, is just down right Animal Abuse...

MmAway M (516)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:40 pm
Thanks dear Barb! Don't mind the Car being kicked, and was nervous when I was reading about the video being kinda violent so didn't have the guts to watch tonight!

I have been kicked by a horse in the leg, it was not a full force kick since the horse I was riding was younger took the major hit and reared up, but it was quite powerful!

MmAway M (516)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:41 pm
These Horses SHOULD OF NEVER BEEN put in that type of situation in the first place! What a bunch of Dump #!#! to do that!

Barb K (1694)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:53 pm
The video is nothing to be afraid of watching. I did find it somewhat disturbing but no violence was done TO the horses.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 10:15 pm
People should think how they themselves feel manoevering through traffic. It's so sad (and dangerous) when people have such little regard for animals. Thanks for posting.

Ellen m (215)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:03 am
As a horse person who admits to doing some really dumb things while riding our horses as a kid, this is as reckless and as stupid a situation that anyone could dare put an horse in, especially since they all look like novice/beginner riders!

zora b (85)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:30 am
You are right, BarbCat. Thank you for sending me this story.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:53 am

Virginia Esquer (8)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:06 am

Past Member (0)
Friday June 8, 2012, 4:18 am
thank you for story

Cheryl B (64)
Friday June 8, 2012, 4:39 am

Suzanne L (99)
Friday June 8, 2012, 6:16 am
Noted. Thank you Barb. I agreed that horses shouldn't be taken into the midst of traffic. It's very scary for them and is ripe with opportunity for them being badly hurt.

Sandi C (94)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:05 am
I agree Barb.

Veronique L (209)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:19 am
I don't think it's vilent Barb Cat! To me the violence comes from the man horning like mad when there are horses around...

Evelyn B (79)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:43 am
Noted Tks. Barb. had my share of Anal's honking their horns while I had been riding my gelding in the ditch.. People just don't have know brains at all..

Daisy Bagnoli (3)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:57 pm
Why do people insist in riding their horses with cars????

Mandi T (366)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:30 pm
Poor poor horses. T Y

Friday June 8, 2012, 2:21 pm
ancora una volta i cavalli USATI dall'uomo Ferrari? beh la natura si ribella

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:22 pm

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Friday June 8, 2012, 2:22 pm

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thanks Barb for posting! I totally agree with you, these horses shouldn't have been in traffic in the first place - I blame the riders, not the Ferrari guy. Definitely beginner riders - look at the position of the horse - it's rear end was towards the Ferrari.

Rita D (87)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:44 pm
Thank you for the pos Barb!! This is very stressful for the horses and it certainly is animal abuse! I fully agree with you!

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:52 pm
It's the idiots in the cars who cause most of these problems, not the horses. Still, I'd prefer that any horse I ride be on a rural trail vice a city street.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:55 pm
The horse should have taken a different form of protest against the loud idiot though and raised its tail and made a road apple deposit on the car.

Erin R (181)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:17 pm
Thanks for posting.

Linda P (0)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:33 pm
This is so wrong, those beautiful horses should not be in all that traffic, they must be scared to death. People are jerks.

Gloria p (304)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:42 pm
It's perfectly appropriate for horse to be in traffic ifthey trained for & the rider knows what they are doing. The horse who kicked was too close behind the other horse. He had no personal space between the horse in front of him & the car. The rider took his horse into danger doing that. The horse could have broken his leg on the car. The rider was completely reckless.

Carmen S (611)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:46 pm
thanks Barb, anyone with any sense at all would not have started madly honking a horn at a horse

michelle m (41)
Friday June 8, 2012, 4:26 pm
Thanks Barb.I agree with you 100%.This is horrible cruelty.Very stressful for these poor horses.They should not be expected to navigate thru traffic.This is animal abuse and owners should have the book thrown at them

marie C (163)
Friday June 8, 2012, 5:03 pm
Thanks for posting Barb I love horses

Valerie W (52)
Friday June 8, 2012, 6:18 pm
Thanks for sharing this BarbCat! :) Stupid noisey car shouldn't have honked! Ha, ha, ha! As long as the horse didn't get hurt when it kicked the car, too bad it didn't kick the car owner instead! And, pray tell, why on earth would an entire "riding club" be riding right smack in the middle of traffic?? Dumb! China is big enough they should have ample places to safely ride. I just hope they don't decide to punish the poor horse by slaughtering it & eating it!! And, yeah, sure, a well trained horse (& rider!!) should be able to be around cars, but this was just stupid. The only one(s) with any brains here are the horses, definitely not the riders or the drivers!

Kelly Rogers (303)
Friday June 8, 2012, 6:44 pm
Idiot deserved more than a swift kick in the front grill. A swift kick in the head I think was called for. Honking a horn around horses. He must of had some business acumen but nothing else

janet f (29)
Friday June 8, 2012, 7:10 pm
Horses and cars don't go together.

Shaheen N (64)
Friday June 8, 2012, 11:44 pm
BarbCat thanks for sharing.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 7:27 am
To the owner of the Ferrari, you should not have blown the horn, the Horse kicked your car, take it like a man!

Juliana D (18)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 11:46 am
I ride my horse in traffic ALL THE TIME! It isn't cruel, she is completely laid back out there- loves greeting passersby and doesn't give a hoot about close-passing traffic, EVEN IF THEY HONK! All this "poor horses they shouldn't have to do that" crap is really pissing me off- were it not for us giving these horses work to do- they wouldn't exist in America!

Dianne D (490)
Monday June 11, 2012, 1:17 pm
The owner of the Ferrari got exactly what he deserved. Looks like he was in everyones way. I don't try to ride my horses around traffic. First of all, I don't want them smelling the fumes from the cars, and second, if the horse spooks, and cause damaged, I would be be responsible for it but most importantly, I would never want to hurt an animal and put it in any danger.

Valerie W (52)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 8:27 pm
Dear Julianna D., I'd like to point out that most horses aren't as desensitized as yours must be. You are fortunate. Horses can be trained to handle being around vehicles, think parades, etc.,, however, as much experience as I have with animals, including horses, has taught me that all animals are unpredictable, no matter how well you THINK your horse is trained. Remember, horses are prey animals, they are flight animals, they get spooked very easily, they also tell us when they've had enough! We are not "giving these horses work to do", they work for us willingly, & un-naturally, we ride them because we love them, & love being around them, & would exist whether they were "working" or not.
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