Plenty of horses are scared of bikes. It’s understandable; they’re fast-moving but quiet, unlike anything seen around the farm or in nature. That’s one of the many reasons why this big gray horse crashing a group bike ride is so unexpected.
The video was shot at the North West Three Day in Derry Cycling Race in Derry, Northern Ireland, by camera operator Jonny Collins of Ulster Image. The video has gained a lot of attention in the international media since he posted a clip of it to Facebook on May 12.
The full video shows the horse, looking a bit lost and confused, being corralled off the road further down the course, away from the cyclists.
Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com