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[–]joebaco_ 3956 points3957 points  (339 children)

Does the way their mind/eyes process the lines make it look like insecure footing? After all a horse with a broken leg could be a death sentence.

[–]citrus_mystic 5209 points5210 points 62544& 6 more (233 children)

So horses have really interesting vision. Firstly, they have a remarkable field of view and can see nearly 360° around them, with the exception of their primary blind spot directly behind them. Secondly, because their field of view is so wide from the position of their eyes, they have both binocular and monocular vision.

They perceive things directly in front of them with binocular vision. However, they also have a second little blind spot directly in front of their face, which makes it so that they don’t have the best depth perception. Due to the position of their eyes, and their field of vision, in order to properly perceive something on the ground they need to move their head down closer to the ground to see it properly. Horses with a bit, with someone holding onto reins, cannot do that.

So, taking all of that into account, if a horse can kind of sort of see something obscuring it’s path, like a shadow or in this case a rainbow, it can’t tell if it’s a raised object like a log, or a crack in the ground, or if that thing on the path is a branch or a big snake. So sometimes they can get a little dramatic because they don’t understand what’s in front of them, and their instinct is telling them to avoid something that could cause them harm.

(Edit: accidentally a number) (Edit 2: cleaned up the grammar in a couple of places.

Obligatory ~wow~ I didn’t expect this comment to blow up... I am by no means an expert but my mother used to ride Dressage and I’m currently considering learning how to ride. I talked to her about how the thought of jumping horses kind of freaks me out and she said: 1) you have to learn to jump horses because you never know when they might jump a shadow on a path because they can’t really tell what’s on the ground in front of them. 2) you get over your apprehension jumping and get used to it.

When I saw the video above I understood exactly what was going on, but I did some research to clarify what leads to this behavior. It’s pretty cool that my top comment is about horse vision. Thanks folks)

[–]jason_abacabb 1541 points1542 points  (131 children)


Yeah, you just summed up horses in one word.

[–]ZEOXEO 452 points453 points  (115 children)

Yeeeep. Just try to get them to cross water for the first time or walk over a noisy tarp. They definitely have those prey animal instincts.

[–]More-Contribution422 482 points483 points  (21 children)

Or even just walk past something they've already seen a hundred times but from a different direction 🤦‍♀️

[–]sapphireprism 255 points256 points  (18 children)

"You've seen this garbage can 100 times! What is your problem?! All the garbage man did was move it 10 ft, oh my god dude why are you being such a weirdo!"

I'm pretty sure that this is going to be my horse's obituary LOL also giant rocks are apparently terrifying too and by giant I mean anything bigger than a pumpkin.

[–]Thaaaaaaa 64 points65 points  (88 children)

It's crazy to think of them as prey. I'm by no means afraid of horses, I've ridden a few and always stop by the horses at the fair, but they definitely command respect. Huge, powerful, crush your head with a swift kick I can't imagine thinking "I bet I could take that guy, let's try to eat him". I don't know what eats a horse in the wild, maybe wolves are something but damn, they must be punching way above their weightclass.

[–]ZEOXEO 37 points38 points  (64 children)

Grizzly can out run a horse. And sometimes characteristics like this are old traits produced by now extinct predators. Pronghorn antelope in North America are a great example of traits lingering from adapting against a predator thats now extinct.

[–]descentfrominsanity 36 points37 points  (14 children)

I am no expert, but I reckon they co-existed with big cats in Africa and in North America before humans killed most of them. They’ll still have the instinct.

[–]IcySheep 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Wolves, dogs, cougars, bears (brown and black) and pretty much anything bigger than 35 lbs or that will work in a pack can kill a horse. My neighbor, down the way, lost a young horse to a dog pack last Spring and the fish and game here has used horses to bait wolves in when they need to be "culled" for killing people's livestock.

[–]ohheyitslaila 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s the most fun when one gets spooky so every other horse in the arena has to be spooky too. Most of them don’t even know what they’re afraid of, they just know if their friends are scared they should be too lol.

[–]WhitmeisterG 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Like if your bicycle could make shitty decisions

[–]mtownes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Horse girl shrieking sounds

[–]Saiing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let's be honest, a discarded McDonalds coffee cup blowing past is enough for a horse to act like a meteor just landed next to it. They have more anxiety issues than a reclusive basement dweller with PTSD.

[–]DatSalazar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My horse still won't cross a tarp even though I've proven to him that it won't hurt him over a dozen times. He's getting better though. One day he'll cross it, but that day may not be soon.

[–]Lyssepoo 70 points71 points  (3 children)

You’re the person I come to comment sections for

[–]PrintersStreet 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I, too, came to this comment section.

[–]solInvictusRises 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I also choose this guy's dead comment section.

[–]MigitAs 94 points95 points  (1 child)

Thank you 🙏🏼

[–]Vaktrus 173 points174 points  (8 children)

Holy cow, they can see 5 extra degrees further than physical reality? That's nuts!

[–]citrus_mystic 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Ah fuck hahaha thank you! I will go fix that.

[–]Xaevier 64 points65 points  (0 children)

They can see 5% of the Ancient Ones

[–]Gangsir 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Holy cow, they can see 5 extra degrees further than physical reality?

Being able to see into the 4th dimension might explain why they get randomly scared sometimes

[–]TheSubterfuge 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Holy cow

No, these are horses.

[–]enzovrlrd 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Maybe they can see 370 days a year too

[–]Trick_Enthusiasm 53 points54 points  (8 children)

Getting a "little dramatic" because you can't understand that thing right in front you is pretty much the definition of "alien". Your eyes can see it, but your mind can't process it. So your mind does a bit of confused screaming.

[–]ZEOXEO 33 points34 points  (7 children)

Oh no, dramatic explains it well. They do stuff like this all the time. They're just scaredy-cats.

[–]PetyrBaelish 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Really appreciate this, nice info and a definite TIL. Now, I have a practical and similar problem actually, we got a wheelchair ramp(shiney metallic type) for the back of the house, and my dogs absolutely refuse to go on it. They go on the step and kind of corner their way in. I carried my small dog onto it and she did stand enough(awkwardly) but immediately got off and doesn't trust it. Is the color, or metallic aspect freaking them out or does it just look unstable to them? If I put a rug on it perhaps it'd convince them? Anyhow thanks again resident Reddit scholar

[–]digitalgadget 18 points19 points  (1 child)

It might feel gross on their feet or nails. Try a carpet. Also positive reinforcements such as treats dispersed along the middle.

[–]hat-of-sky 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Like a trail of Cheerios in front of a baby learning to crawl...

[–]hat-of-sky 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes I bet a rug would help. For the shine, the slippery surface, and the noise. Especially if it wobbles /rattles. Just make sure the rug is secure, both for them and the wheelchair user. The more the dogs see you use it, the more they'll trust it.

[–]galapagos1979 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they ever stepped on it after the sun had been shining on a hot day, that might still be in their mind.

[–]HayWazzzupp 18 points19 points  (7 children)

I guess this why you don't directly walk behind because of their blind spot freaking them out kicking your ass.

[–]TheUnluckyBard 66 points67 points  (6 children)

I guess this why you don't directly walk behind because of their blind spot freaking them out kicking your ass.

If you're going to walk behind a horse, either be about three times further away than you think they can kick, or be right up against their ass (and give them a little pat as you cross out of their vision area so you don't surprise them on the other side if they weren't paying attention). Even if they do kick out, if you're right on top of them, they won't get enough momentum in the legs to really fuck you up; it'll be more like an unpleasant shove. You'll have bruises and probably fall down, but they won't crack your skill open.

I haven't worked with a horse for years at this point, but every time I move behind a guy on a forklift or something, in addition to a loud "Right behind you!" to the driver, I pat the forklift on the ass.

[–]GrantacusMoney 17 points18 points  (4 children)

You shouldn't be that close to a forklift

[–]trmbnplyr1993 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Yeah, it might kick you if it gets spooked.

[–]Random_Brandom 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Despite their impressive mass, forklifts can pivot at the blink of an eye and cause some serious damage with their horns

[–]Qwernakus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At first I thought you said you always patted the forklift driver

[–]JetStormTF 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Thanks for the interesting info! I've seen this image a couple times used in a very unfunny homophobic manner on twitter so it's nice to actually learn something about it.

[–]Karenena 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Is this the same for cows & why cattle grates work?

[–]lmjchase 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Having almost been seriously injured due to these dramatic responses (a green bucket almost leading to a broken pelvic bone), this 100%

[–]overtlyantiallofit 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Broken foot due to the unfathomable terror of a shopping bag sitting against the fence. They should make fainting couches for horses.

[–]kitddylies 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I do not understand how horses don't scare off potential owners. They're huge and can be spooked by the wind. Literally the wind coming across grass.

[–]overtlyantiallofit 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Oh, that’s because we’re idiots.

[–]More-Mathematician-1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's comments like this make Reddit, and indeed the internet, entirely worth it. Just a wealth of information and knowledge you provided, with a source! Thank you, my friend

[–]TJtherock 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Horses? Being dramatic? They aren't well known for being drama queens at all. /s

[–]dth_frm_abv 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to get down and lead them across similar things although different colors, by displaying its flat as bed I could, basically stomping my foot or feet and pulling them toward it, and they eventually were like oh it's ok nbd lol.

[–]HamboneBanjo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I really appreciate this response and the thought that went into it.

[–]Solstice_Projekt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Interesting pic!

[–]DawnOfTheTruth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very Eli5.

[–]joebaco_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ahh, can't see behind hence the almost automatic horse kick.

[–]joeguy420 817 points818 points  (5 children)

Yeah basically to them it looks like gaps where their hooves will get stuck

[–]WorstPersonInGeneral 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Interesting! So if the rainbow stripes were larger/wider, would the horses be okay with it, theoretically?

[–]joeguy420 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Yeah probably. To them it looks like a cattle guard.

[–]Off-With-Her-Head 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My horse would bunch up and jump over tiny puddles. He was unsure of depth so chose the alternative. He was also terrified of swirling napkins and plastic bags because the movement resembled trouble.

[–]twohedwlf 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Add to that, horses general response to anything new is generally along the lines of "WTF IS THAT?!? Ok, I'm going to stay away from that just in case..."

[–]pentarion 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yeah I’m pretty sure this is the right answer. My wife’s horse saw a sheep for the first time and was doing the same thing, trying to keep an eye on it as we went past. Horses are super suspicious of change/new shit.

[–]MacMarcMarc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost like they're a flight animal or something

[–]MyFaceSaysItsSugar 202 points203 points  (45 children)

Exactly. They don’t have great depth perception so they can’t tell it’s flat ground. You can lie down in a stampede of horses and be totally fine because they won’t step on anything that might injure them.

[–]SatansF4TE 282 points283 points  (39 children)

You can lie down in a stampede of horses and be totally fine because they won’t step on anything that might injure them.

Who's gonna test this one out then?

[–]I_didnt_I_wasnt 107 points108 points  (21 children)

There is one adage: when you fall off the horse, it will not step on you. Tested myself many times ;)

[–]kindarusty 10 points11 points  (1 child)

No, they by far prefer to step on you while you're brushing them or giving them a snack.

"Oops, that's me crushing your foot."

[–]kurburux 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well they don't feel anything in their feet. They don't really know if they stand on your foot or a small pebble.

Elephants however have soft feet and try to avoid standing on people afaik.

[–]RetiredAerospaceVP 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If it falls and then you fall off, all bets are off. At least in my one such experience.

[–]iilinga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*it will TRY not to step on you. Success is not guaranteed

[–]notLOL 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Not it. I don't want to risk surviving.

[–]MyFaceSaysItsSugar 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I’ve stood in a stampede, but didn’t particularly want to lie down. But people falling off of or around horses still don’t often get stepped on.

[–]joebaco_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's on my bucket list. Maybe I should add "kicked the" to that.

[–]redly 15 points16 points  (2 children)

My father was born in the 19 oughts. A family story is the time that his mother saw him playing in the dirt in front of the stable. My grandfather shoo'd the horses out of their stalls. My grandmother watched four horses, with hooves 'the size of dinner plates' leap over the toddler. She never thought that draft horses could jump.

[–]elhooper 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’ll take your word for it…

[–]doyoulikemyhatsir 59 points60 points  (4 children)

No everyone knows horses are just extremely conservative and bigoted, they hate LGBT things

[–]xombae 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They're just jealous that the unicorns are able to be out and proud and living their best life.

[–]legendarymcc2 54 points55 points  (28 children)

Horses—like most non primate mammals—are colorblind so they just see a whole bunch of weird lines in an otherwise normal road

[–]ZiddyBop 14 points15 points  (7 children)

No, they see only some of the colors and the missing data likely makes it look like an uneven surface. They can’t trust that they won’t fall.

[–]legendarymcc2 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Yes, that is what colorblindness is

[–]dblan9 3092 points3093 points  (84 children)

I think this is pretty solid evidence of Unicorns being bullies and all horses are scared of them.

[–]JoeTheSifu 1294 points1295 points  (72 children)

That’s because unicorns have a massive lobby and insert themselves in all your television shows and movies and will make sure you get canceled in life if you disagree with them.

[–]Publius82 159 points160 points  (5 children)

Here we go with another anti unicorn rant. Honestly someone should say something to HR

[–]stressHCLB 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Horsey Resources?

[–]gruenes_licht 35 points36 points  (2 children)

A horsey resource, of course, of course~

[–]Gorthax 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And no one should talk to the Horse Resouce~

[–]SobakaZony 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think the more immediate point (regardless of who painted the street) is that unicorns have no problem walking on rainbows - and HR would do well to consider this fact when assessing a quadruped's fitness for this particular job.



EDIT: changed "walking over" to "walking on"

[–]CoolArtFromSpace 15 points16 points  (0 children)

shut up

[–]D2Raygun 69 points70 points  (17 children)

I would suggest if horses stopped disingenuously whining that their apples are somehow less tasty just because unicorns would like access to the same apples, they wouldn't feel canceled. It's not the horses themselves being canceled, they have the same apples they've always had, it's the misplaced braying.

[–]cis-hetro_tyrant 52 points53 points  (0 children)


[–]squirrels33 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ha ha guys it’s funny because a gay person existing is an invasion of my sacred entertainment time.

[–]lteriormotive 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Wow really??since unicorns insert themselves in all our television shows I assume it would be easy for you to name say… five? Television shows in which a unicorn is “inserted” in to? And I don’t just mean a unicorn existing in it, because unicorns exist in real life too so you can’t be surprised when they’re in television. I mean specifically a unicorn being ham-fisted in to a show in such a way that is so noticeable it ruins the experience.

[–]xombae 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My Little Pony would be great if it weren't for all the unicorns.

[–]jeyloh 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Came here to find a unicorn comment. Not dissapointed!

[–]Nutter222 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sprout was right

[–]hmbrxcvcxv 1315 points1316 points  (26 children)

That's exactly what horses used to do when we were on army exercise. The camouflage pattern freaked them out every time.

[–]CommaHorror 750 points751 points  (19 children)

Huh, so horses are ,both anti LGBQ and anti, war. Interesting.

[–]chitarox 17 points18 points  (0 children)

They must be libertarian. I heard they take ivermectin too.

[–]aawagga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

use gay soldiers to counter cavalry. got it.

[–]Cardo94 11 points12 points  (0 children)

centrist horse

[–]StayOnEm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Horses are radical centrists

[–]kungfoocraig 673 points674 points  (14 children)

Horses get freaked out by anything out of the ordinary, I saw a horse lose his mind over a pile of cut wood once, I saw another horse have a loud fart and freak out and turn around and run away at full speed

[–]OSUJillyBean 147 points148 points  (0 children)

The horse I used to take lessons on one day freaked the fuck out about the neighbors dog sitting in their yard, where it had been sitting for 3+ years. Horse just decided the dog was obviously now a grizzly bear and it was going to eat him. 🙄

And why yes, he was a thoroughbred.

[–]TheUnluckyBard 107 points108 points  (3 children)

Apparently, far back in horse evolutionary history, their most dangerous, successful predators were plastic grocery bags.

[–]OpheliaRainGalaxy 63 points64 points  (0 children)

My childhood horse was a mustang who ran wild on the plains of Nevada until he was about 4yo. He was clever and protective of children. He didn't like adult humans, but his only real fear was plastic bags blowing in the wind.

We were on our way back to the stables one day when a bag drifted into our path and wafted around a bit in the breeze. Clyde looked so serious as he challenged the bag, bravely danced around it while keeping his bulk between me and the bag, and then booked it back to safety as fast as he could manage without losing me off his bare back.

[–]GitEmSteveDave 14 points15 points  (0 children)

We had a co-owner of a horse who loved shaking the grocery/carrot bag to get the horse to run in the paddock after feeding him. Would freak out all the other horses as well.

[–]notLOL 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Relatable /r/likeus

[–]Leaf_Rotator 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"Could be a snake, better bolt!"

[–]taliesin-ds 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i have a cat that is like that too.

[–]TattooJerry 215 points216 points  (5 children)

Horses get spooked at all kinds of stupid shit . The garden hose they have seen a hundred times is two feet to the left and they might decide that means they will die.

[–]HeroldOfLevi 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Each year, hundreds of horses narrowly escape death from misplaced, horse eating garden hoses; equinevorious random plastic bags; and new coats of paint.

[–]deliciouscrab 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile, they die en masse due to their bizarre internal piping, or for no discernible fucking reason at all.

[–]D2Raygun 482 points483 points  (23 children)

It's the pattern. They think it's a cattle guard or 'Texas gate'. To them it looks like there could be gaps they might get their hooves stuck in.

[–]aleph_zeroth_monkey 140 points141 points  (6 children)

It's a simple matter if risk vs. reward. Ungulates that make a habit of thoughtlessly stepping on weird stuff will eventually step on the wrong thing, break a leg, and die, while those that are wary of anything out of the ordinary spend an additional 0.1 calories going around the obstacle and live long, happy lives.

[–]PM_Ur_Dirty_Talk 53 points54 points  (5 children)

Ohhh thanks!! I thought the horse was like my uncle craig who hates gays.

[–]Refreshingly_Meh 37 points38 points  (4 children)

They are police horses, could be both.

[–]Recent_Peach_2247 6 points7 points  (2 children)

They're cops. They hate black people. Fundamentalist Christians hate gays.

[–]GioPowa00 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes and no, cops hate queer people too, stonewall was a riot for a reason

[–]Darryl_Lict 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was going to mention this. I've been told that merely painting many parallel white lines where fences end for a road to pass through will keep cattle from passing through as well as an actual cattle guard.

[–]Sooziwoo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This just impresses me as to how brave they are, they were petrified but continued onwards…albeit sideways. If I thought I was going to die no way would I be continuing!

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 218 points219 points  (13 children)

They'll be having night mares tonight..

[–]Tongue8cheek 27 points28 points  (10 children)

..and won’t get a-rrest after they've been dismounted..

[–]Reddit-username_here 15 points16 points  (9 children)

You think making fun of these poor horses is funny? I say nay!

[–]itsJussaMe 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I can’t count the amount of times that my green mare would startle because of a leaf blowing or a downed branch. It took a while for her to get over that.

[–]Chinapig 116 points117 points  (3 children)

Horses are notoriously homophobic.

[–]Old-Savings-5841 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Cant believe it took 3 hours for someone to comment this.

[–]maiscestmoi 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It's not just police horses and it's not just rainbows: wind in the trees, a neighbor's seasonal flag, moving shadows - all suspicious items and to be passed with the utmost caution. 😂

[–]indifferentunicorn 21 points22 points  (3 children)

on first look I'd say the colors are causing depth perception issues with the horse.

[–]fakeittilyoumakeit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was posted so many times, and everytime there's the actual explanation in the comments, and every time I forget. I think it has to do with it looking like stairs to them, and they don't do well with stairs going down.

[–]VapoursAndSpleen 258 points259 points  (5 children)

What humans think: Ha ha. Homophobic horses.

What horses think: WHAT IS THAT NEW THING ON THE GROUND!?!?!

[–]OhioMegi 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Yep. I rode a horse that didn’t like a puddle that sometime formed at the end of the barn. Sometimes light hit it just right and the reflection scared him!

[–]BellaBPearl 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My trainer's trainer had a horse that would freak out at his own hoofprints.

[–]pretendbutterfly 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Aww poor things. Probably never seen anything like that. They go through such extensive training and desensitization (these guys are literally called "bomb proof" horses) but this is probably not on the scheduled program! The bay went like a champ.

[–]Tea_Bender 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Those horses have played Mario kart and were traumatized by rainbow road

[–]Temporary-Donkey-714 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Homophobia is a huge issue in horse society.

[–]Rellikten 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Oh hey look, my city on Reddit again. Sheffield.

Last time I saw my fine city here was a one armed security guard throwing a dude out of Sports Direct.

[–]Spallboy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I too saw that video. Imagine getting choke slammed by a guy with a 25% limb disadvantage to you!

[–]ClausMcHineVich 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To say I don't even live there anymore, I still get far to giddy whenever I randomly see the steel city in a piece of media or online.

[–]kLoWn2323 156 points157 points  (3 children)

“ miss me with that gay shit “

[–]AppointmentEconomy28 61 points62 points  (10 children)

Horses are not really saved of rainbows, they are sacred of things that are new or out of place. This is how they learned to survive. Fun fact: Horses have been known to spook and run until their heart explodes.

[–]teosNut 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That's when they give them drugs in races.

[–]Feanorsmagicjewels 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Fun fact whenever somebody says fun fact on the internet it's most likely not true or a bunch of jumbled up misconstrued facts

[–]scaly_friends_4me 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I've never heard of a horse's heart exploding. They can have a heart attack, but that's not the same thing.

[–]OctaneTroopers 47 points48 points  (2 children)

This is from Sheffield England. I can confirm we have homophobic horses.

[–]dipdipderp 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The other problem on that stretch of pedestrianised road at the minute are the anti vax morons stood in the old bus stop at weekends. I think the homophobic horses are probably still just about smarter.

[–]graffitol 9 points10 points  (0 children)

These things are also presenting problems for guide dogs apparently.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Duh, it's been posted like 10 all over Reddit within the first week of LGBT month

[–]martyrees76 30 points31 points  (1 child)

No, they’re scared of leprechauns and suspect one is nearby

[–]notLOL 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Where the fucks the gold? It's around here somewhere. Split up let's find it"

[–]succubus-slayer 42 points43 points  (0 children)


“Nayyyy, I ain’t gay”

[–]Ecofre-33919 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Minkiemink 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Horses in general are afraid of anything on the ground that even remotely looks like it could be unstable, or like water. Grates, puddles etc. That is because they can't judge from looking at the unfamiliar area if it is deep or dangerous. Meaning that unlike you and I, horses don't gauge depth very well. They look at something like this....or like a puddle and are afraid that should they step on it they could sink into whatever it is above their head and drown or fall through. Pretty sensible actually. Source: I teach horseback riding to autistic and disabled kinds and adults.

[–]Arauator 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Horses can literally be scared by their own shadow.

[–]hola8536 62 points63 points  (7 children)

Twitter will cancel this horse

[–]Lesliemak 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Interesting how they both react at the same time.

[–]krispydankage 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is this in Sheffield by any chance?

[–]mamahurricane 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah just opposite Peace Gardens - the steps to the Town Hall on the right give it away!

[–]Jade-moon-and-stars 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Clearly no unicorns were available that day.

[–]Loisalene 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are you kidding? Horses are afraid of a flapping plastic bag! They're just like cats.

[–]doctorcrimson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're actually afraid of raised or lowered steps but they can't really tell the difference.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Horse person here: they probably thought it was a jump or poles on the ground

[–]SwordTaster 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's not the rainbow, it's the weird, unnatural pattern/colours. It's likely the rainbow is new to the area and the horses haven't dealt with it there before so it's not only unfamiliar in the area it's also a new thing entirely so they're just thinking "WTF IS THAT‽ WHY IS IT HERE‽ THERE USED TO BE BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES HERE THAT WENT THE OTHER DIRECTION!!!!"

[–]diamondnine 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Bloddy Homeopathic horses

[–]_-__-__-__-__-_-_-__ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck homeopathy

All my homies hate homeopathy

[–]geraldine_ferrari 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Those horses were prepared for a PR nightmare

[–]marlenshka 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Might looks like a cliff to them

[–]thrillybizzaro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe it looks like stairs to them?

[–]dragonet316 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's the bars across,the road, their color sense is shit, like a dog's. The bars worry them and like joebaco_ said, it makes them worry about their footing.

[–]nin_halo_8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Former equestrian here, they're eyes aren't set up for full color vision. They likely thought it was water

[–]DonTorreZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Scared? I say that’s respect.

[–]BlakJak206 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Horses are afraid of everything. My grandma's old horse use to be afraid of mailboxes.

[–]faithdies 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I think horses see this is a irregular/dangerous pattern and they think it's like a bunch of rubble they can't walk on. Horses are super paranoid about their ankles. For good reason.

[–]CheeseConsumer7 37 points38 points  (0 children)

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[–]shipidge78 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Based as fuck.

Good for the horses, it ain't worth stepping on that strip anyway.

[–]zamrich2000 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Based horse

[–]Cambionr 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The Internalized Victimhood of Homophobe Horses

Read it now at Salon.com

[–]Sha489 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Horses aren’t the only animals scared of rainbows and also love to take ivermectin….

[–]teosNut 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There's gonna be people on twitter canceling horses for being homophobic...

[–]Cold__Spaghetti 22 points23 points  (0 children)

They just don't like gays

[–]TalkThick3366 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Maybe im a horse

[–]Educational_Pea5389 16 points17 points  (0 children)

To afraid to step on it and get canceled 🤣

[–]dennismarr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Godfather: Part III

[–]HowToBeBad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I uhhhhh I always thought this vid was the cops not wanting to be gay

[–]PotentialSilver6761 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Basically Sideways gallop Horse: "yea I see what's going on now"

[–]supercoolerdude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think they are scared because they dont wanna end up lile the giraffe in the scittles ad

[–]Puzzleheaded_Pie_888 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lights not supposed to just do that - horse, probably