The London Olympics Belongs To The Horses

Long before the 2012 Olympic Games started, we here at SB Nation were singing the praises of horses. We may have considered the equestrian Olympic events silly, but it was always in good fun. Even though the horse-based events may be mostly for Rich Fellers, we've always known that horses own these Olympics. Saturday and Sunday's modern pentathlon events have already given us a couple of unforgettable moments. As you'll see after the jump, Olympic horses truly are the gift that keeps on giving.

The horse-based portion (hortion) of the women's modern pentathlon final is in the books on Sunday. It featured a couple of truly amazing moments.

The first came when Llithuania's Laura Asadauskaite had already finished her jumping event and was trying to take her horse back to the paddock. Thankfully (for us), as they reached the edge of the area, all the horse saw was one more fence.

OH YOU WANT ME TO JUMP FENCES, DO YOU, SMART GUY? I'LL JUMP EVERY FRIGGIN FENCE, JERKFACE. CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP.

Lolhoss_medium

What's that? Oh, this just in: we have discovered that this horse's name was "William Wallhorse." Well, this makes a lot more sense now. Here, let's correct this:

Freedomhorse_medium

In other news, jumping a horse over ANYTHING is absolutely terrifying. How terrifying, you may ask? This terrifying:

Horrorhorse_medium

Yep, precisely that terrifying.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.