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