And he’s off… then he’s back on again! Amazing moment rider falls from his horse during race and then jumps on a motorbike to catch up with his steed – and gets back on it
- Two men were competing in illegal horse race in Kavathe-Mahankal, India
- Pair were followed by friends on motorbikes as they made their way along track
- Luckily horse rider narrowly avoided being hit by a motorbike after falling off
This is the amazing moment a rider who fell off his horse during the middle of a race manages to jump on to a passing motorbike, before catching up with his own steed – and getting back on it.
The clip was filmed in Kavathe-Mahankal, in the district of Sangli, in western India after a group of residents allegedly organised an illegal horse race on the streets.
According to local media, two unnamed men were racing each other on horseback while friends followed on motorbikes.
In the clip, filmed in Kavathe-Mahankal in western India, one of the horses involved in an illegal race stumbles and falls, throwing his rider on to the tarmac
He narrowly avoids being hit by a motorbike, before hitching a lift from a friend
In the video, one of the horses slips and falls on the tarmac, throwing its rider at the same time.
He hits the ground, narrowly avoiding being run over by a motorbike behind him as he rolls along the road.
Seconds later he gets up again, and runs along before a friend lets him hop up on to his bike.
The pair chase the loose horse down the road until they are neck-and-neck at the front of the race.
The driver grabs the horse, holding it in place next to the motorbike, so that the man can jump back on.
After the incredible maneuver, the man ends up in front of the other competitor and the race continues as normal.
The pair quickly catch up to the loose horse, and the man is somehow able to jump from the bike to the horse
After climbing back on his steed, the race continues as normal – with the fallen rider back in the lead