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  1. #1
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    Default That's a WINDOW, not a DOOR!




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    Why does he smack the horse at the beginning? Is he hoping the horse will recoil in fear and squeeze back through the window (door?)?
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    OMG!!!!! That was scary. Looked like the horse was ok. I wonder what possessed it to try to come out the window.
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    I knew a horse once that tried to come out the escape door while he simultaneously kicked through the trailer partition. It was quite honestly the worst thing I have ever witnessed. He was a horse that had been trailered many, many times incident free, but on that day something flipped his switch and he lost it.

    I am SO glad that the horse in the video appeared OK.



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    Horses. How they've survived on the planet this long is beyond me.
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    Unfortunately NOT the 1st time I've seen this (pictures & videos only thank goodness). Too scary!
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    My husband and I were traveling west through either Washington or Idaho at that point, and I saw a 4 horse trailer traveling the other way with the windows open and the horses heads hanging out the windows. My husband asked what was wrong with that practice. I think I'll show him this video. Could you imagine if that happened while you were traveling on the highway?!

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    Holy mother of mary! I was crying along with the videographer. That was AWFUL.



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    I was crying along with the videographer too. That was horrible! And the little kid saying, "Mommy, how is she going to get out of there?" Oh my!



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    Something similar happened to our neighbours with a horse jumping half way out the stall and getting hung up. They used straw bales to help the horse to get his feet under him....and the next day they changed all their stall fronts!



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    I had a young small pony (11.2 hh) jump out a swing-out feed door with only one small scrap on a hind cannon bone. I stood there doing a camel/eye of needle visual check for several minutes even after the pony walked into another stall.
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    I have to commend everyone for being really calm in that situation. I would have been beside myself and completely useless.



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    I'm glad the horse made it out without major injury. I was picturing the table top giving way and impalement following. Wouldn't it have been easier to push 1/3 of the horse back in rather than pulling 2/3 of it out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerhorse View Post
    I'm glad the horse made it out without major injury. I was picturing the table top giving way and impalement following. Wouldn't it have been easier to push 1/3 of the horse back in rather than pulling 2/3 of it out?
    I wondered about that, but I guess nobody really wanted to stand in the trailer with the rear end?



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    holy crap!

    That's one reason why you don't leave escape doors o windows open!!

    (as for trailering with heads stuck out...I have had junk kicked up and putting a deep gouge on the side of my heavy Suburban...low speed...I don't need a high speed incident blinding - or worse - a horse having it's head hanging out of the trailer...)
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    My non-horsey husband looked at that and his first comment was, "Now I know why you never trailer with the windows open. I didn't realize horses were so suicidal."



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    It was interesting/horrible how the horse appeared to have given up. She looked like she was just waiting to die. Pitiful.



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