Kentucky Performance Products ‘Oh Crap’ Monday

Monday is already the crappiest day of the week, so it only makes sense that we make things official: here’s our latest “oh crap” moment, involving, yes, a horse in a dumpster.

Add this one to the list of “unusual ways horses have tried to rack up ridiculously expensive vet bills”: a horse at a Huntington Beach, California equestrian center got loose and wandered to the edge of a cement pad, and then stepped unwittingly onto what looked like another solid surface… and turned out to be the plastic lid on a dumpster.

All jokes about “who would throw out this perfectly nice horse?” aside, this could easily have been a tragic situation ending in the worst-case scenario for this poor horse. Fortunately, he appeared to fall neatly into the dumpster with all four legs squarely beneath him, and the fire department soon arrived for a technical large animal rescue.

Thanks to the omnipresent news chopper, we’re treated to the entire rescue, start to finish. Involving some patience, a good strap/support system and a very smooth forklift operator, this rescue goes off with nary a hitch at all.

For the “TL;DW” (that’s “didn’t watch”) version, jump to about the 20-minute mark and fast-forward at will from there.

Horse stuck in dumpster

HAPPENING NOW: A horse was found in a dumpster in Huntington Beach, Calif. and fire crews are trying to get it out. MORE:

Posted by FOX 5 Atlanta on Friday, January 18, 2019

Other than a little frantic kicking-out when he finally touches the earth again, this horse seemed to be at ease for the entire rescue (likely sedated, but who can blame him?)

According to reports, the horse was uninjured. A happy ending for all!

Have an ‘Oh Crap’ moment to share? Horse Nation loves to honor its fallen soldiers. Email your photo/video and a brief explanation of what is going down to [email protected]! Instagram users, tag your moments with #OhCrapHN (your photos need to be set to public or we won’t see them!)

Go forth and tackle your Monday, Horse Nation. Go Riding!

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