r/Damnthatsinteresting Oct 01 '22 Wholesome 2

Horse Diving Sport in 1923 Video

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u/Tiny_Cranberry_7365 Oct 01 '22

What in the absolute hell!

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u/mackinoncougars Oct 02 '22

Reminder how weird horse people are.

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u/welpHereWeGoo Oct 02 '22

I think horse people don't condone this abuse

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u/MedusaKali Oct 02 '22

Horse people put horses through a lot despite what we believe. In comparison to if it was just left in nature and was free.

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u/LoaMemphisZoo Oct 02 '22

One time they had some horses for a football game I went to and I swear I saw this man punch the horse right in the face because it didn't want to move

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u/Explise209 Oct 02 '22

Horses can crush your entire stomach so much that they will pulverise your intestines into mush. I don’t think anyone is punching a horse and not getting kicked

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u/LoaMemphisZoo Oct 02 '22

Yeah a wild horse but a trained horse can be abused by its trainer I assume I don't fucking know I'm just reporting what I know for sure that I saw.

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u/Explise209 Oct 03 '22

Yea, some horses may not react when there Trainer hits them, but trained horses still will get started and frightened and use their natural instincts, it’s the same reason people Are flung from their trained, but startled horses. Anyone who hits a horse is not only a cunt, but also stupid

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u/welpHereWeGoo Oct 02 '22

Lol go post this on /r/equestrian and let me know how it goes

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u/MedusaKali Oct 02 '22

I don’t care how they feel it’s the truth

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u/okiedog- Oct 02 '22

Lmao. You’re right. Post there anyway

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u/elpinchechupa Oct 02 '22

thank you for speaking the truth when no one else would

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u/chunguschungi Oct 02 '22

Everyone I know who has seen it has been horrified.

It is incredibly easy to be 'horrified in hindsight' at the moral standards of something that happened a hundred years ago, people take the moral high ground and pat themselves on the back with "I would never do anything like that!" but in reality a hundred years ago they most likely would have cheered on.

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u/Best_Policy238 Oct 02 '22

Wow, society progresses forward… so terrible

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u/elpinchechupa Oct 02 '22

what a stupid and dense comment

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u/Best_Policy238 Oct 02 '22

Well you can say that, but the original comment wasn’t enlightening either

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u/AliPacinoReturns Oct 02 '22

Horse people are the only people doing this…

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u/welpHereWeGoo Oct 02 '22

No. It's just men who don't care about their animals

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u/Skitzonthefritz Oct 02 '22

men ? you mean humans correct because not only is the main people that DO take care of their animals male but I notice a lotta women quick to adopt an exotic without even knowing how to care for it. I want a hyena know everything there is to know about caring for that vicious creature know a girl that wants a lemur doesn't even know wtf it eats

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u/Xaqv Oct 02 '22

Hey, she might be my girl friend? She did say, when pressed, probably lemur food. And that hyena care? Best to have a sense of humor, I’d imagine?

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u/anonstarcity Oct 02 '22

I would think not. This was done with older horses because it usually killed them from the internal injuries. Definitely would not fly today.

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u/Lick_The_Cactus123 Oct 02 '22

Mr Hands?

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u/Deadedge112 Oct 02 '22

I mean technically that horse put a lot through that man

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u/R3dPr13st Oct 02 '22

I like horses. But I’m not a horse people. I’m too poor to be horse people :(

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u/Xaqv Oct 02 '22

That’s probably what they neigh about not being a people horse when herded up that ramp into the glue factory.

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u/melmac76 Oct 02 '22

There’s a Disney movie about this sport called Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. It’s the only thing I have ever seen about horse diving, before or since.

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u/lilsatoshi Oct 02 '22

Is this what you do when you don’t have internet?

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u/Ok-Wasabi2873 Oct 02 '22

There’s a movie with Reese Witherspoon

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u/danwilan Oct 02 '22

In the future people gonna have same the reaction when they find people ate cows and sheaps