Characteristics of the horse, fawn & fence lead me to think this may be a scene from Eastern Europe. Horse has a leather collar.
A lot of them are turned loose to graze on the verge of the dirt roads/wander the village during the day with a hobbles. There is a long strap from one leg to collar. They can eat, can lift up head with leg, can get around, but can't run. I think her hobble has been disconnected, but left on. Notice it is only on one leg.
Yes, any American horse I know would kill themselves in 2 minutes, & if I saw someone do this here I would probably think they were idiots. But they seem to do okay.
I think of this every time I see someone mowing along the roads here. hey, that's free grazing space.