A video has gone viral on social media showing the lady in a puffy dark jacket and green sweater posing right next to the horse before a friend snaps a few shots of her.
Apparently the picture-hungry tourist missed or didn’t want to see a prominent sign warning that horses can kick or bite and that people shouldn’t touch the reins.
When she reached her hand towards the horse’s head to stroke it, the animal was clearly not happy and resorted to counter-action. It bit into the sleeve of the woman’s jacket and jerked its head from side to side, The Sun reported.
The hiker tried to slip away, but the horse wouldn’t let go. The rider watched everything with a stony face and did not even try to help the undisciplined woman, as if he wanted to properly “exorcise” her in a difficult situation.
After a while, the horse gave way and the distraught woman returned to the safety of her friend, who wiped the animal’s saliva from her jacket. The imprudent tourist was left with an unpleasant memory, a torn sleeve and, apparently, a lesson that she will keep a greater distance from animals for other similar pictures.