Down the Stretch They Come

February 11 | 1 Comment

Ain't nothing gonna stop us nowI’ve been on a few ‘freestyle’ runs in my day.

If you’re not familiar with what that means Websters has a nice definition. Here it is:
Main Entry: free·style run
Pronunciation: \’fr?-? st?(-?)l  run\
1. Bo plus his sister Copper minus his parents, running wild in the neighborhood
2. A run the government frowns upon

I must admit I always enjoy running with wild abandon, choosing which neighbor’s yard gets the yellow stuff and which one gets the brown goo. It keeps my mind fresh too. Must be the serotonin high kicking in. I know Copper loves it too.

But we’re always careful. You see our neighborhood doesn’t have sidewalks so we have to watch out for traffic. It can be treacherous with those damn driving teenagers. I think they’re dyslexic because they ain’t going 15 miles an hour.

So I read today about three horses doing as I do. Except one of them forgot one thing: being careful. The Horse and Hound has the story.

A horse in Israel has escaped with minor injuries after jumping into a moving car.

A tourist captured video footage of three horses galloping down a main road in the Galilee region of northern Israel.

The horses — one of which appears to be a foal — ran into the path of an oncoming car.

The two smaller horses swerved to avoid the vehicle, but the third — a coloured larger horse bringing up the rear — made the last minute decision to jump over it.

The horse leaped straight at the car putting his front legs through the windscreen before jumping out and over the roof.

Amazingly, according to local reports, both the horse and the occupants of the car only suffered minor cuts and bruises.

You’d like to see the video wouldn’t you?  Well here it is.


One Response to “Down the Stretch They Come”

  1. dave on August 8th, 2009 2:12 am

    The Original version, with aftermath pix is online:

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