Best of 2018 Video Countdown #4: Why You Should Look Before You Leap

Each day between now and the New Year we’re counting down the top 10 most popular videos shared on EN in 2018. The #4 spot goes to “Why You Should Look Before You Leap,” which garnered 7,182 views when it was originally posted on March 26, 2018. 

Like a siren’s song, eventers are drawn to obstacles we think can be jumped (Exhibit A: #EventerProblems Vol. 135). But a word of caution: check your footing first!

On a recent trip to the beach, British event rider Dan Sibley was enticed by this fun-looking drop into water. He canters toward it at a good clip and his horse, Chief, takes a brave leap off the bank and then … watch and see!

So…life lesson well and truely learnt today: …Things are not always what they seem…Daniel Sibley* Jukin Media Verified *Find this video and others like it by visiting licensing / permission to use, please email licensing(at)jukinmedia(dot)com.

Posted by Harriet Mcgeorge on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thankfully, both horse and rider are A-OK, if a bit damp.

Dan’s Facebook page posted: “We were very lucky this time! Will defiantly not be jumping into beach puddles anytime again without checking first!”