Originally Posted by dbarabians
So what if he paniced. All horses can and do on occasion. That doesn't make him a "crazy ass arabian". It only makes him a scared horse with enough endurance to go out 3 miles and back.
He was smart enough to know that whatever spooked him was on that beach and he wanted as far away from it as possible.
I have seen horses and cattle run through fences when spooked.
If they are frightened enough they can do such things.
There is no such thing as a bombproof horse IMO.
Given the right conditions any horse is capable of doing something like this. Most don't have the endurance to make it back..
I don't think that water's the same thing as a fence. Water's very much different, and it's surprising that he chose to go diving into water – the ocean, no less – versus bolting away down the beach as a horse normally will. I seems to me that this must've been a moment of pure panic, but the horse didn't handle himself very well in this instance. If it was the waves on the sand, why would he run through them to get to the open ocean?
Seems like "screws" are loose in his brain! ;) Granted, we wouldn't know, but I do agree with some of the other posters that he shouldn't reproduce if his mind is that weak. Just my opinion, and us sitting around talking about what and why is most likely not going to change anything. The owner is not going to join Horse Forum, see that some random members are of the opinion that she should geld her stallion, agree, and do it. (:
We're all just talking :] So let's not get too