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This is the moment an El Salvadoran soldier is thrown from his horse which then tries to run off during an Independence Day parade.
The unnamed Armed Force of El Salvador (FAES) serviceman was filmed falling off his horse in the southern El Salvadoran capital San Salvador during a parade to commemorate the Central American country’s 198 years of Independence.
Filmed during the Independence Day parade on 15th September, footage shows the horse growing uncomfortable, possibly caused by the heaving crowd and loud noise.
As the serviceman tries to regain control of the irate animal, it suddenly throws him off the saddle and he crashes onto the tarmac with a thud.
Meanwhile, the fed-up animal trots away as the soldier gets to his feet.
The clip ends with another soldier managing to stop the horse and he instantly calms it down.
According to local media, no one was injured during the parade which was even attended by the country’s new president, Nayib Bukele.
Bukele took office on 1st June after winning the February election and the 38-year-old has become San Salvador’s 46th president.
Netizen ‘Carmen JLove’ commented: “This is what happens when you subject animals to a lot of stress!”
‘Leisla Interiano’ said: “I hope the soldier is okay and won’t get punished, he has suffered enough already!”
‘Rafa’ wrote: “Poor horse, he was just scared.”
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