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Diving Horse (from a 60ft platform)
Diving Horse (from a 60ft platform). Filmed in 1923 in the USA. A very cruel stunt and incredibly dangerous for both horse and rider. The horse and rider leap off a 60ft platform in to a pool of water. Thankfully the horse seems to be ok. A Diving Horse was actually a very popular event in the 1880s. The 'attraction' was set up William 'Doc' Carver. The horses sometimes dove four times a day, seven days a week. There were allegations of using prods, electrical jolts, and trap doors to get unwilling horses to dive. It lost its popularity after World War II.
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Diving Horse (from a 60ft platform)
Diving Horse (from a 60ft platform). Filmed in 1923 in the USA. A very cruel stunt and incredibly dangerous for both horse and rider. The horse and rider leap off a 60ft platform in to a pool of water. Thankfully the horse seems to be ok. A Diving Horse was actually a very popular event in the 1880s. The 'attraction' was set up William 'Doc' Carver. The horses sometimes dove four times a day, seven days a week. There were allegations of using prods, electrical jolts, and trap doors to get unwilling horses to dive. It lost its popularity after World War II.
Date: 7/31/12
Views: 4846
Video by:  YouTube
 
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