Mr Lazy Bones is a ride-shirker
Melodramatic horse drops dead when someone tries to ride him, and he doesn't break character
A naughty horse has gained several fans online, thanks to his ingenious idea of avoiding being ridden—he drops to the ground and plays dead until the would-be rider walks away. Footage of his exploits has emerged online, showing the horse resisting every attempt by locals to ride him.
The horse, named Jingang, is said to be from a local countryside, most likely in Korea. The first video of Jingang attempting his "play dead routine" dates back to 2015, when it was a uploaded on YouTube by a user named Kenneth G.
In the top comment, a Korean-speaking viewer explains that the horse only starts playing dead after he gets tired of giving people rides, and even though he loves carrots and sugar cubes, he won't touch them while he's acting. He only breaks character when there's no one close to him or when his saddle has been removed.
Jingang seen resisting a rider
His videos started getting attention again after a Facebook video uploaded recently by one Fernando Salazar got over 23 million views. Dozens have commented on the footage of the horse, whose name is also that of a rural town in China.
One said, "That horse is a genius, wish I could just do that every time someone I don't like comes
near me." Another said, "He's not lazy. He is smart. Why carry such a heavy load when you can get away with it." Someone else said, "Is it just me or is that horse smiling while playing dead?"
No. of views a recent video of the horse received
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