Horrifying moment a horse bolts after it gets its head stuck in a jump fence and seriously injures a hunt monitor as it gallops past him
- Hunt monitor severely injured after horse stuck inside jump fence on January 1
- Horse was participating in the Crawley and Horsham hunt when it became stuck
- Man was hit by fragments of fence still attached to horse’s body as it ran past
A hunt monitor was seriously injured when he was knocked to the ground by a fleeing horse after it got its head stuck in a jump fence.
The clip, filmed during the Crawley and Horsham hunt, captures the horse as it becomes entangled in the wooden jump on January 1.
But as the rider attempts to remove the fence, her horse gallops away with parts of the broken jump still attached to its back.
The clip, filmed during the Crawley and Horsham hunt, captures the horse as it becomes entangled in the wooden jump on January 1
As it runs, pieces fall, and one large plank of wood collides with a nearby hunt monitor.
He falls to the ground as the white horse runs into the distance now free from the fence.
The camerawoman then runs over to the rider and the hunt monitor to check both are OK.
Another clip, filmed a few moments later, shows the hunt monitor lying on the ground.
The horse then runs from its rider with parts of the wooden fence still attached to its body
As it runs, one long piece of the fence collides with a nearby hunt monitor who falls to the ground
He is surrounded by a group of men as they wait for an ambulance.
One of the group said: ‘You know where you dropped us in? The ambulance will have to come there – he’s in a bad way. ‘
The video, posted to YouTube on Saturday, has since been viewed more than 11,000 times.
Another clip, filmed moments later, shows the man lying on the ground as a group surrounding him wait for an ambulance to arrive
The caption warned of the risks of ‘fundamentally flawed’ hunt jumps.
It said: ‘Hunt jumps are a menace to all. While monitoring the Crawley and Horsham hunt, which has a history of illegal hunting, a hunt monitor is severely injured after a horse falls through a wooden jump and runs off with jump attached.
‘A rider and horse were also treated for injuries. Hunt jumps are fundamentally flawed with gaps in them, and pose a grave risk to horse and rider.’