Where I ride, we have a 10 year old chestnut gelding that used to be a police horse. His name is Sargent Pepper. While on duty in 2003, his rider and their partner stopped in a specified building to water them. There was two other rider and horses in there. Anyway as Sarge finished his drink, his rider tied his helmet to the saddle. The other two left the building, and I think Sarge got excited, cause he turned and bolted after them. His rider tried to stop him, but it was to late. As he neared the other two, the helmet came abit loose and started to bang against his side, and for some reason, this scared him, and he took off even faster, running past the other two in a panic. One of the other riders tried to stop him, but couldnt. So now Sarge was running in a blind panic towards the road. He ran straight into the road, and slipped, so he fell. He got up, but a car was coming, and he got hit. In the end, the poor horse got hit by two cars, a taxi, then ran into a brick wall!! His injuries were pretty horrific (Ive seen photos) but he survived, and is okay now =)
I posted this cause I really have NO idea how he survived!!!
Did anything sort of like this happen to a horse you know?