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  • Video: horse kicks at news cameraman

    This guy is lucky he had a camera on his shoulder!

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  • #2
    Wow. that was no accidental kick. That horse was aiming with intent. Maybe the camera freaked him out.

    I had a 3 y.o. colt who was the most even tempered thing. One day I took the video camera out into his field, he was good for about 5 minutes and then when he all of a sudden noticed me holding the camera to my face he lost his mind, galloped and tried to clear the 5 ft gate. He caught hes knees and went ass over teakettle. He was fine but seeing me in the distance with that little black scary thing definitely set a momentary screw loose.

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    • #3
      That was quite the kick!!
      What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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      • #4
        Too bad they didn't show the video from that camera. Bet it was a hoot in super slow motion.
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        • #5
          horse said.."freakin papparazzi-I TOLD YOU no pictures.."
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          • #6
            Originally posted by macmtn View Post
            horse said.."freakin papparazzi-I TOLD YOU no pictures.."
            they should name the horse "Sean"

            just goes to show ya, if a horse wants to land a precision kick, they sure can. it looks like if he wasnt walking way, he would have gotten a second blast too

            ETA - if thats a race horse, I WANT IT

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            • #7
              Holy smokes.

              re: cameras being scary, I've totally seen this. I can't explain it either, but they are somehow frightening sometimes. My Rory, who is normally all about the camera (he tries to eat it in this video, and gets a massive closeup in this picture), spooked and tried to run away when I held the camera at arm's length, to try to get a picture of both of us. And one of our dogs huddles up and looks down when the camera comes out, and the only way to get pictures of him looking up is with a squeaky.
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              • #8
                Boy am I glad this is how my horse responds to a camera:
                http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/...f69256aabf.jpg

                Unmoving.
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                With an occasional "other side!"
                http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/...c80baee99a.jpg


                That definitely surprised me how quickly and emphatically that horse reacted! Definitely hit the target, too. There wouldn't be video, since the camera was pointed the other way!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by didgery View Post
                  This guy is lucky he had a camera on his shoulder![/url]
                  No joke there!
                  A horse that nasty should be out of the gene pool filly or colt. The handler should be shanked himself.

                  The Tim would like to know more about the horse, is it the first time she/he has reacted this way, how did the other horses in the line act to the cameraman etc.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 5 View Post
                    No joke there!
                    A horse that nasty should be out of the gene pool filly or colt. The handler should be shanked himself.
                    Why? The horse is a hyped up race horse. Racing fit, pumped up on adrenaline ready to race. And how could this possibly be blamed on the handler The handler was walking on the path for horses. Not his fault that a) the camera man got too close or b)the horse kicked out.
                    .

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                    • #11
                      I do a lot of tv work with animals. Cameras can look like predators to critters with their one, large, unblinking eye. Some do get really scared. Although in this case the horse was well past the eye, so who knows.

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                      • #12
                        That's what we in racing call "feeling good." That wasn't aimed/with intent.
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                        • #13
                          Interesting, my first impression would be to agree with Slew, just a random kick. But I watched it a couple of times, and with the "camera as predator" in mind--it does look like the horse may have stopped and let fly with intent.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Slewdledo View Post
                            That's what we in racing call "feeling good." That wasn't aimed/with intent.
                            I agree. Especially since it's hard to see the actual angle of the second kick, and the horse was already off the ground before it got to the camera, that just looked like he was already wired and bucking, not like he was after the camera in particular. (And since the camera was on his right shoulder pointed at the horse coming behind, the cameraman couldn't see how close the bucking horse was to him.)
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sketcher View Post
                              Wow. that was no accidental kick. That horse was aiming with intent. Maybe the camera freaked him out.
                              Horse didn't like paparazzi and found out the camera adds ten pounds, of course.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by MelantheLLC View Post
                                Interesting, my first impression would be to agree with Slew, just a random kick. But I watched it a couple of times, and with the "camera as predator" in mind--it does look like the horse may have stopped and let fly with intent.
                                Yeah, I'm on the side of "intentional". That was one VERY well-aimed kick!

                                But the horse was kicking at the CAMERA, not (in his/her mind) a person. I doubt the horse identified this "creature" as a human w/a camera.

                                I think camcorders and such can weird a horse out. I remember taking video of my stallion while he was out loose in the pasture. I was talking to him and trying to move his body like I did normally while I was filming. He really seemed confused that he couldn't see my face....and I'm sure my body language was different as well.

                                He didn't panic, but he didn't respond the way he usually did...I would say he was alittle dumbfounded...

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                                  #17
                                  I think the kick may have been aimed but I don't get the sense that this is a savage monster. He or she looks like a fresh, hot horse voicing his or her opinion about a mean looking device and maybe showing off a little.

                                  Still, that cameraman must have been terrified. That is no laughing matter.
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                                  • #18
                                    That's some serious reach

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
                                      Why? The horse is a hyped up race horse. Racing fit, pumped up on adrenaline ready to race. And how could this possibly be blamed on the handler The handler was walking on the path for horses. Not his fault that a) the camera man got too close or b)the horse kicked out.
                                      ^This!!!^ He probably went past, then caught the funky thing out of the corner of his eye and just reacted. The horse is not a killer or mean, based solely on this incident.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by didgery View Post
                                        This guy is lucky he had a camera on his shoulder!

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