Originally Posted by ShezaCharmer
Why didn't they evacuate the arena! My goodness! At least get some of the horses out of there especially when the 2nd horse started his frantic run.
If they had opened the doors, the loose horses would likely have escaped which would have been even more of a disaster, in the ring they're contained so it's easier to regain control.
I think the only thing I would have done that wasn't done would be untack the horses that they had control of, or at least, remove the cart, that way (example at 1:11 and again at 1:58 and again
at 2:57) when they spooked there would be less risk, I'd much rather my horse spook and run freely than have an overturned carriage dragging behind him, or be knocked over and caught in the shafts.