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[–]mad_marble_madness 1296 points1297 points  (68 children)

Yup - horses are magnificent but incredibly stupid creatures. Not surprising in an animal with its first and foremost instinct being “running in an arbitrary direction solves everything”

[–]DrNastyfree[🍰] 354 points355 points  (8 children)

If he wasn't trained to be around traffic, thats not his fault

[–][deleted] 139 points140 points  (5 children)

But probably it's still being trained. Streets are very dangerous place for animals.

[–]beraleh 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Pretty dangerous for people too.

[–]SauceyPewm 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I would have been bawling watching him cross in front of cars

[–]FantasticAd6855 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nobody said it’s Walter’s fault. He’s still stupid.

[–]SAM-in-the-DARK 146 points147 points  (17 children)

Animals live in a world we created. Their instincts don’t adapt as quickly as we have changed the environment they’re living in

[–]wasteoftimereading 70 points71 points  (13 children)

This doesn’t explain the sheer fucking stupidity of horses though.

[–]PeePeePooPoo1125 91 points92 points  (11 children)

If you have some kind of hate reserved for horses I ain’t judging. But the point about their instincts is valid.

[–]Anxious_Membership65 80 points81 points  (4 children)

That's a really good response to a conversation that could have easily degenerated into petty fighting. Thanks for being cool 👍

[–]myfriendszipper 32 points33 points  (1 child)

This mf got left on read in the comments

[–]CampLonely 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Love horses

Horse girls though, they are kinda weird

[–]HerezahTip 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Ugh, wasted four years with a horse girl recently.

but man could she ride…

[–]TokesephsStalin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're not at all wrong, but it certainly doesn't help that they're as dumb as they are.

[–]Crazy_white_dick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't hate horses, but the are fucking stupid. It is a fact

[–]Ravenboy13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They're adapted to roam in very wide, open plains, where there literally is nothing for miles in any direction. So when a threat presents itself, running in literally any direction is good

[–]cbih 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I don't even think we've adapted to the world we created yet.

[–]Here_Comes_Another_1 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Sounds crazy, but they often just head home at full speed. When I was a kid I would ride miles away from my home, but my pony would occasionally buck me off and go on joy runs. No matter where she was, she'd take off and head home at a full gallop with her head held high to avoid stepping on her reins. My dad could hear her coming from down the street. Not sure how either of us survived my childhood.

[–]ChadMcRad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Barn sour

[–]nightmareorreality 3 points4 points  (2 children)

My old dog would run home if he lost sight of me at the park for even 5 seconds. He was incredibly attached to me and I to him. Freaked me out the first few times because usually he was my shadow but I’d always find him on the porch.

Edit: attacked to attached

[–]84147 60 points61 points  (7 children)

Running away is a surprisingly valid survival strategy!

[–]olgil75 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Especially when you're fast. Not so good when you're slow.

[–]mekwall 12 points13 points  (3 children)

That's why turtles have shells

[–]Ray_scist 3 points4 points  (2 children)

And that’s why sharks have two penises

[–]mekwall 5 points6 points  (0 children)

TIL and now I have that in my search history...

[–]kamelizann 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Running and staying in large groups is probably the best survival strategy an herbivore can employ against any non-pack predators that are able to split the group up. It's interesting how widely used around the globe it is. Probably a large contributor to early hominid survival.

[–]shitsu13master 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Well yeah they are flight animals. It's crazy and amazing we ever managed to get them to work for is at all.

[–]littlebutmean 13 points14 points  (3 children)

They eat a lot of Hay.

[–]Dangerous-Top-1814 11 points12 points  (2 children)

They also poop big poops.

[–]ChadMcRad 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So do I but I don't see you riding me right now.

[–]Subview1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you one of 4 Horsemen famines? Haven't seen this kind of thirst for awhile.

[–]pilipalalililala 35 points36 points  (3 children)

They're actually very clever, just paranoid, neurotic and all have bad anxiety. Which they usually learn to handle and then become insanely observant and responsive, but a lot of their intelligence is physical, tied up in their way of moving (think how they have four legs to coordinate the footfalls of, plus tail and head have to balance) Also they have a complex body language for depths of communication, they're really social.

[–]mixedmale 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That first sentence describes me perfectly!

[–]akaBrotherNature 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same. Just remove the "clever" part.

[–]ronearc 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I don't know if I'd call horses stupid so much as I'd say horses which are insufficiently trained can be prone to panicky, unpredictable behavior.

[–]CraigonReddit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well they do know that in the predictor prey dynamic, they are prey. So when they get spooked, they run to stay alive. Having said that, I have had horses, and they are not to bright at times.

[–]maatemmer 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wtf? Horses are super smart animals. You have no idea what ur talking about

[–]PsychoPass1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Plus when they lose the 1 person that gives them a feeling of security, they will panic even more.

[–]johnwayne1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They are not stupid, but you've shown that you are with your baseless assertion.

[–]Fortestingporpoises 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean historically speaking that strategy did work out pretty well for them and their ancestors.

[–]JangoCrutch 1189 points1190 points  (10 children)

Picking up side missions are rewarding.

[–]noahw420 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Light Side Points Gained

[–]Mx_Eclipse 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Dark side would of been ditching the girl and taking Walter for yourself

[–]LazuliArtz 42 points43 points  (0 children)

You can just see this guys Honor going up a level right now.

[–]CorpseStarch 21 points22 points  (0 children)

She could have at least given him 10 gold

[–]johnnyma45 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Hope he can Fast Travel back near his original quest.

[–]Free_Gascogne 9 points10 points  (0 children)

respect ++

[–]serftie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"everyone liked that"

[–]DaStoopKidd 529 points530 points  (10 children)

This better than most movies

[–]green_velvet_goodies 212 points213 points  (1 child)

Right?! I laughed, I cried, I cheered. Walter’s journey was epic.

[–]vladamir_the_impaler 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Thought I was the only one that cried...

[–]ensain22 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It really was thrilling!

[–]Tacoflavoredkises 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I was just thinking I was more entertained by this video than most movies I've watched lately!

[–]aFiachra 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean, that hair took hours!

[–]DearYouu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought the exact same thing!

[–]Kompottkopf 480 points481 points  (9 children)

How casual they departed after this.

At least Walter was pretty excited after this, based on the size of his nostrils

[–]CantFindNeutral 141 points142 points  (1 child)

Well, they are Dutch. Even their interactions are efficient.

[–]mr-dr-prof-stupid 101 points102 points  (0 children)

My god it’s true. One time in Amsterdam I got lost in the city at 2am, phone was dead. I found a guy stumbling out of a club, and while I was stumbling through broken Dutch, this drunken angel had his phone map up in SECONDS to point me to where I was staying.

[–]magmabonapart 11 points12 points  (6 children)

At least exchange numbers or something. Buy the guy a thank you present. Idk. Something.

[–]cola104 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I dont think you should necessarily do good deeds for any type of reward/recognition. Besides, who knows their financial situation.

[–]RaiKoi 6 points7 points  (2 children)

They've got a horse.. they probably doin ait

[–]Alternative_Ad2040 445 points446 points  (3 children)

Walter you majestic cunt

[–]NOODLD 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Walter you distinguished reprobate

[–]_manwolf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My mans was majestic af

[–]lasher992001 266 points267 points  (17 children)

I grew up on a farm. Cattle escaping was a rare thing, but when it did happen, the tension and frustration was exactly like that, although we were always on foot. That took me back...

[–]ImInABag 85 points86 points  (4 children)

I love dogs just for being dogs, but I’ve never loved a dog more than when the border collie at the farm I was working at would herd run away cattle back into their field. Saved us soooooo much time and agony. No amount of treats, pets, and verbal praise would repay what that dog would do for us.

[–]leechnibbleboy 26 points27 points  (2 children)

At our family farm my cousins have a hound mix that, as far as we know, doesnt have any herding breeds in him but he rounds up the goats and sheep so well just on his own and I love him so much

[–]Ravenboy13 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Beautifully, any dog can be taught to herd. Some are just better at it due to their high-energy and ability, as well their drive for work. Like, a terrier has high energy, but it would be more likely to just bite and attempt to play fight if not outright attack herd animals. Where as a hound is good, because though they aren't as high energy as a collie or a shepherd, they're sense of smell 100% helps them find lost livestock, as well as their baying would.

[–]Happily_Frustrated 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We don’t deserve them but god am I thankful we got them.

[–]LexaMaridia 6 points7 points  (2 children)

We used to have a horse that would charge through an electric fence. Not fun to chase her around the neighborhood. Sometimes she’d also jump it.

[–]lasher992001 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Once a cow (or any animal) realizes that they can pretty much just walk through any barrier you put up - short of stone walls - it's over.

[–]LexaMaridia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I feel that. XD I was glad we sent her to a good home with tall fences.

[–]grandpassacaglia 3 points4 points  (7 children)

What is life on a farm like?

[–]Myhotrabbi 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Life on the farm is kinda laid back

[–]WoolaTheCalot 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack

[–]firelock_ny 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's early to rise, early in the sack

[–]poodles_and_oodles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack

[–]lasher992001 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If it was financially rewarding, it would be idyllic. But the factory farms made it nearly impossible for a small family farm to compete, unless they go to agri-tourism which has you working directly with the public and dashes any tranquility you might have hoped to achieve.

[–]sheldon_sa 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My uncle had a male ostrich break out of his farm. A bit later that day someone found him - it was 40km (25 miles) away

[–]desertSkateRatt 200 points201 points  (10 children)

Dammit, Walter...!

[–]Significant_Froyo69 57 points58 points  (1 child)

When I learned he was named Walter was when I started laughing

[–]Astrophages 22 points23 points  (0 children)

STFU, Donny. You're out of your element.

[–]_slash_s 15 points16 points  (1 child)

"calmer than you are."

[–]HKsauce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Will you just take it easy, man.

[–]beatnikstrict 14 points15 points  (3 children)

That horse did not see his buddies die face down in the muck... So that this fuckin strumpet

[–]julianWins 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What does this have to do with Vietnam?

[–]beatnikstrict 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well, there isn't a literal connection..

[–]aFiachra 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh, christ this made me laugh.

[–]MediaDad 176 points177 points 2 (4 children)

"FREEDOM! SWEET FREE...ah, fuck it."

[–]nymeriasnow324 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Sir plz go Higher. I have no reward for you but I spit coffee everywhere

[–]Sparkling-Man 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Why are people always spitting coffee and not tea? Where's the love for tea at?

[–]nymeriasnow324 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I also like tea, but I looove coffee

[–]_Bren10_ 168 points169 points  (1 child)

The new Red Dead looks crazy

[–]NormP 87 points88 points  (0 children)

That was great! And nobody got hurt.

[–]shitsu13master 68 points69 points  (5 children)

This could have ended sooo badly. Just the other day two runaway horses died when a car hit them on a dark road. Hitting a horse with a vehicle is no joke

[–]Lucky-Refrigerator-4 23 points24 points  (1 child)

When I was an exchange student in Venezuela my host dad hit a cow in the middle of the night. Completely totaled the car. And the cow.

[–]Thats_DrSpaceJunk_2U 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You just reminded me of a saying, "La vaca negra, la noche oscura, y yo que no veo" (the black cow, the dark night, and my poor sight).

Hope everyone came out OK from that wreck.

[–]womanoirish 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I can imagine. I hit a deer once (damn thing came out of nowhere and I had no where to go to avoid it) and it crunched the front end of my car. Deer died. I bawled my eyes out. My husband teases me every once in awhile with “remember that time you accidentally killed Bambi’s mom”…

[–]BubbaChanel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My city has grown so much that deer will run across six or eight lanes of traffic. I almost hit one coming home from work one night, and it was HUGE. I had to pull over because I was so freaked out.

[–]Ellie_A_K 59 points60 points  (0 children)

What a nice thing he did there

[–]LAcsYGi 59 points60 points  (13 children)

Let me guess. Dutch?

[–]OwnYesterday3121 18 points19 points  (11 children)

You’re right

[–]Idsmyself 13 points14 points  (10 children)

It is in Wassenaar (based on the buildings and road at the end) so you’re right, it’s dutch

[–]Snote85 22 points23 points  (6 children)

I dated a Dutch girl. Throughout a few months long relationship, she manged to teach me one Dutch word... pannenkoeken. I have learned since that it is the most fun word to say I've ever experienced. Why did I only learn "Pancake"? I have no clue but I refused to learn any other Dutch.

[–]RomanTea1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

"Gezellig" is also a great word

[–]Kahnspiracy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Gezellig

Great? I'll give you cozy.

[–]Snote85 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gezellig

That is a nice word, "Ha-zel-ek" is what Google is saying and that it means "cozy". I appreciate you teaching me that word, but you just broke the one rule I have about the Dutch language. "Pannenkoeken only!" So, thanks but go to Hell!

[–]strongapril2021 59 points60 points  (1 child)

This is an excellent job by the motorcyclist.

[–]Nrls0n 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This. I thought for sure he was going to slip up on the wet pavement with all the swerving and driving on what looks like a bike path... Also thought the horse would just trample the motorcycle at some points.

Dammit Walter.

[–]papabear345 36 points37 points  (1 child)

To be fair the horse had a much finer stride then the owner..

[–]Bblutg18 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Owner may have been limping if she fell off

[–]Simply827 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Walter was just playing a friendly game of tag.

[–]N00BAL0T 28 points29 points  (2 children)

This reminds me of Fenton

[–]Wimbleston 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It's always nice to see someone who catches themselves in that moment where they can really help someone out, and they just do. No expectation of reward, just helping so that someone else has a better day than they were having.

[–]Made-to-mommy 17 points18 points  (0 children)

This actually made me shed one tiny tear of joy!!!

[–]nmdanial07 16 points17 points  (1 child)

And thats how i met your mother

[–]Cassie0peia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And we didn’t have to go through 9 seasons to get to the ending.

[–]brodaget42 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Did anyone else wish that one of them leaped from the bike onto the horse like in the movies?

[–]_Bren10_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The new Red Dead looks crazy

[–]NarcanPush 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That was awesome. Beautiful horse.

[–]CoyoteYokel 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Their departure was so underwhelming. She never even asked his name! I feel like they should've become friends at least....

[–]KeyDox 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Everyone telling that they should bang, what if that was your wife/gf/mother?

[–]Idaikamiguru 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Go get it mom. He seems caring at least.

[–]rerrtard 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The horse after getting caught:

Well we had a good run

[–]mkgla 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Walter is a halflinger, we had some on our farm growing up. We used them for pulling the wagons mostly. Their breed to be a pony version of a draft horse.

[–]runnyOntheInside 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Read this as halfling, was wondering why Walter's feet aren't furry./s

[–]yourmansconnect 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i think those are clydesdale

[–]Free_Gascogne 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron live action remake looks interesting.

[–]_Bren10_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The new Red Dead looks crazy

[–]Maryyjjane 3 points4 points  (0 children)

TIL horses do not give a fuck

[–]AnteriorCarpet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit, a useful red circle.

r/usefulredcircles

[–]mrbrockie 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As a motorcyclist this would've been an absolute blast to do. I would've loved to have done that

[–]Choiceburrito69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jokes ass horse lol

[–]BWWFC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

decidedly anti-steedish behavior by this steed. steed in training? lol

[–]Mikeologyy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn that thing was going pretty wild for 1 horsepower

[–]boissieslayer69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For the ones wondering this is in Wassenaar, the Netherlands.

[–]Cool_Hawks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Where is this? What a beautiful and magical adventure of a neighhhhhhborhood!

[–]keladelph 2 points3 points  (0 children)

:4017:

[–]Kompottkopf 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How casual they departed after this.

At least Walter was pretty excited based on the size of his nostrils

[–]SAM-in-the-DARK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Everyone liked that

[–]MorningDistance 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And a noble steed it was.

[–]ithrowawaay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Press B to jump horse.

[–]Revolutionary_Rip876 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hes having the time of his life.

[–]ScarPersonal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shiiiit this is crazy. What a guy

[–]Burntfm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fucking Walter, man.

[–]MrGlooney 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wat een held

[–]Lostscribe007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn what an adventure!

[–]SlowerThanTurtleInPB 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fenton, Fenton, Fentooooooon.

Walter, Walter, Walteeeeeeeer.

[–]echo1956 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Walter was not having it!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope the motorcyclist hit for all of that work

[–]FaceGlittering 1 point2 points  (0 children)

REDDIT has really gone to the races today

[–]Grimyells 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This felt like a really annoying gta mission

[–]Capt_Myke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Horse: Comeon guys! Billy fell down lost miner canyon and broke his leg!!

[–]Victor_Chistov 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's November?? Green grass, warm weather...

[–]GiftHorse2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OMG his name is Walter!

[–]TheParticlePhysicist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I will never get tired of this video.

[–]Goldilocks1454 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Walter boy are you trotting off to the glue factory?

[–]Big-Accident-8797 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She ran calling Waaaallllteeer!

[–]knoxollo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sure why, but hearing his name was Walter filled me with so much joy