Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Not everyone believes in the concept of karma, but sometimes, life presents situations that make it hard to deny its existence.

Consider the story of a woman who had a surprising encounter with a wild horse.

Wild animals, no matter how beautiful or majestic, should be approached with caution.

Wild horses, for instance, are unpredictable, especially when they haven’t been trained to interact with humans.

Assateague Island, a picturesque location spanning forty miles along the coasts of Virginia and Maryland, is home to these magnificent Assateague horses.

Tourists flock to Assateague Island to witness the beauty of these horses.

However, there are specific rules in place to ensure the safety of both the visitors and the animals.

Unfortunately, one woman decided to disregard these guidelines completely.

She believed it would be amusing to hit one of these majestic creatures with a shovel.

A bystander managed to film the entire incident, which was later shared on the Facebook page “People of the Ocean City Boardwalk.”

The footage shows the woman, clad in beach attire, approaching a wild horse with a plastic shovel in hand.

She seemed to think it would be a good idea to strike the horse in order to shoo it away – but she was about to learn a swift lesson.

Another onlooker tried to caution her, shouting, “They’re going to kick you.”

True to the warning, the horse, likely perceiving a threat, retaliated immediately.

With a powerful kick from its hind legs, the horse sent the woman tumbling into the sand.

The impact was so forceful that the woman appeared dazed and disoriented.

While she didn’t seem to have sustained severe injuries, the horse was visibly agitated.

Soon, two other horses arrived, seemingly to defend their four-legged friend.

The rules at Assateague Island are explicit: visitors are not allowed to touch or feed the horses.

Warning signs even caution visitors to maintain a distance of at least 40 feet, as horses can bite, kick, and charge.

Even if the horse was near their property, in no way was it a good idea to whack the poor creature.

The video quickly went viral on social media, catching the attention of The National Park Service and the Assateague Island National Seashore Law Enforcement Rangers.

They emphasized the dangers of feeding or petting the wild horses, stating,

“Visitors are kicked, bitten and knocked down every year as a direct result of getting too close to the wild horses. Treating wild horses like tame animals takes away the wildness that makes them special. Protect your family by respecting theirs. Give the horses the space they need to be wild.”

The online community expressed their disdain for the woman’s actions.

It’s essential to remember that wild animals should be treated with respect and not be subjected to harm for amusement or out of anger.

While it’s unclear if the woman faced any penalties for her actions, the horse certainly made a lasting impression on her.

Watch the video below to see the woman get a swift dose of karma for hitting an innocent horse!

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