Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a skater tries to impress with a failed attempt to skate under a horse and ends up being trampled on, causing a head injury that left him hospitalised.
The embarrassing incident occurred when a 30-year-old skateboarder, who has not been named, was riding down Rubinstein Street in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Sunday (13th June).
The footage shows the man cruising down the street towards the horse that’s stood at the edge of the pavement with a group of people around it.
He approaches the horse slowly and ducks down on his board as he prepares to impress onlookers by slipping between the horse’s legs.
However, the horse shifts its body just slightly at the last minute, and the skateboarder ploughs directly into its powerful legs.
The horse is spooked by the incident and tries to move away from the man, who was then trampled under the animal’s hooves.
Bystanders then moved the horse to a safe distance and helped the dazed and confused man to his feet.
Netizens showed little sympathy for the injured man.
‘Peshekhod’ praised the horse, commenting: “Bravo horse!”. Whilst ‘Karl_Ivanovich’ described the video as “Darwin’s law of natural selection in action.”
‘Alex000’ asked sarcastically: “What did he forget under the horse?”
Local news site 78 reported that the man had to be taken to hospital as the collision resulted in a head injury.
Local media didn’t report on the horse’s health, although it does not appear to be injured in the footage.