KER Friday Video: Did Not See That Coming

…but he handled it quite well.

When this horse owner pulled out the camera to grab a video of her horse “Snatcher” getting up to some good-time antics in his paddock, she never imagined she would capture this moment.

Whether Snatcher actually meant to go for a dunk or fully intended to make the turn before plunging headlong into the pond, we may never know… but either way, he definitely handled it like a smooth dude. You can practically hear him say “I meant to do that” as he churns his way across the pond.

I CANNOT believe I caught this on video!! I was just about to turn my camera off! I thought I’d let Snatcher explore the pasture with the pond today and he was so excited. (No it wasn’t the banging that set him off he’d been standing next to the guys working and being nosy all day… he was just happy to take off and stop and take off again which is why I started filming!) I definitely should’ve named this guy Rowdy. He keeps me on my toes!! My first reaction was panic at a potential injury but once I realized he wasn’t hurt (except maybe his pride a little) I could. Not. Stop. Laughing. ????

Posted by Hannah Gilbert on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

According to the video description, Snatcher wasn’t alarmed by the sounds of construction you can hear in the video; he was simply feeling good and taking himself for a run to get the fizzies out — as you do, of course. He’s probably feeling much more quiet after a good unanticipated swim…

Go riding!

The WEG feed and forage team from Kentucky Equine Research is hard at work getting the first flights of horses set up. About 170 eventing, endurance, dressage, and reining horses have arrived on the venue so far. As horses arrive from abroad, they transfer from the airport to post-arrival quarantine on the venue. Most horses will require a delivery feed and forage to tide them over during the 42-hour quarantine. When the horse is released, anything brought into quarantine has to be disposed of, so a separate order of feed and forage needs to be available when they arrive at competition stabling. Fulfilling these double orders has the team hopping! Stay up-to-date with the latest from behind the scenes at WEG:

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